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Prof Ian Phillips

CUF Lecturer in Philosophy and Gabriele Taylor Fellow
St Anne's College

St Anne's College
Woodstock Road; Oxford; OX2 6HS

Research Interests

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Metaphysics, Epistemology

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Ian Phillips

Career & Education

  • 2010–2013, Lecturer in Philosophy and Admissions Tutor, University College London
  • 2005–2012, Fellow by Examination, All Souls College, Oxford
  • 2005–2009, Ph.D. in Philosophy, University College London
  • 2003–2005, B.Phil. in Philosophy (Distinction), Magdalen College, Oxford
  • 1999–2003, B.A. (1st Class), Physics and Philosophy, Magdalen College, Oxford


  1. ‘Breaking the silence: motion silencing and experience of change’, Philosophical Studies (online early)
  2. ‘Lack of Imagination: individual differences in mental imagery and the significance of consciousness’, in J. Kallestrup & M. Sprevak (eds) New Waves in Philosophy of Mind Palgrave Macmillan (in press)
  3. ‘The Temporal Structure of Experience’, in D. Lloyd & V. Arstila (eds) Subjective Time: the Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Temporality MIT Press (in press)
  4. ‘Perceiving the Passing of Time’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 113(3), 2013, pp.225-252 (in press)
  5. ‘Hearing and Hallucinating Silence’, in F. Macpherson & D. Platchias (eds) Hallucination MIT Press, 2013, pp.333-360
  6. ‘Afterimages and Sensation’, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87:2, 2013, pp.417-453
  7. ‘Belief and Judgment’, in H. Pashler (ed.) Encyclopedia of Mind SAGE, 2013, pp.111-114
  8. ‘Attention to the Passage of Time’, Philosophical Perspectives 26:1, 2012, pp.277-308
  9. ‘Indiscriminability and Experience of Change’, The Philosophical Quarterly 61:245, 2011, pp.808-827
  10. ‘Attention and Iconic Memory’, in C. Mole, D. Smithies and W. Wu (eds) Attention: Philosophical and Psychological Essays OUP, 2011, pp.204-227
  11. 'Perception and Iconic Memory’, Mind & Language 26:4, 2011, pp.381-411
  12. ‘Stuck in the Closet: a Reply to Ahmed’, Analysis 71:1, 2011, pp.86-91
  13. ‘Perceiving Temporal Properties’, European Journal of Philosophy 18:2, 2010, pp.176-202
  14. ‘Rate Abuse: a Reply to Olson’, Analysis 69:3, 2009, pp.503-505
  15. ‘Morgenbesser Cases and Closet Determinism’, Analysis 67:1, 2007, pp.42-9
  16. ‘No New Argument Against the Existence Requirement’, Analysis 66:1, 2006, pp.39-44 (with Andrew McCarthy)


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