​​Andrew Stephenson

About Me

I am a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. I am currently on leave with a Humboldt Research Fellowship at the University of Leipzig's Forschungskolleg for Analytic German Idealism and before that I was a visiting fellow at the Human Abilities project at HU and FU in Berlin. My work focuses on Kant and related topics in contemporary Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Logic, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine-Learning. I am particularly interested in the nature of mental activity, mental representation, and imagination, in the relation between anti-realism and transcendental idealism, and in modality and the epistemology of modality—and I think all these things are connected.

I grew up in Yorkshire and spent a year at music college before discovering philosophy and taking my first degree at Cardiff University. I moved to Merton College, Oxford for my graduate studies (B.Phil. and D.Phil.) and was awarded the doctorate in 2013. Before joining Southampton in 2017, I held a teaching position at Trinity College, Oxford and research positions at Humboldt University, Berlin and Aarhus University, Denmark.