​​Andrew Stephenson

About Me

I am a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. My work focuses on Kant and related topics in contemporary Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Logic. 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've held visiting positions at the University of Leipzig's Forschungskolleg for Analytic German Idealism as a Humboldt research fellow and the Human Abilities project at HU and FU in Berlin as a research fellow.

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.