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Dr Orestis Palermos

Dr Orestis Palermos


+44 (0)29 2087 0418
1.44, Adeilad John Percival , Rhodfa Colum, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU
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I work at the intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitive science, epistemology, philosophy of science and philosophy of technology. In particular, I am interested in the idea of philosophical engineering: the way philosophy can impact the engineering of emerging technologies and socio-technical systems.

I joined Cardiff University as a Lecturer in Philosophy, in September 2017. Before that I held two postdoctoral positions at the University of Edinburgh. The first was for the AHRC-funded Extended Knowledge Project and the second for Philosophy, Science and Religion Online.

My PhD and MSc in Philosophy are from the University of Edinburgh, where I had the opportunity to develop my views on extended and distributed epistemology under the supervision of world-leading experts Prof Duncan Pritchard, Prof Andy Clark and Dr Mark Sprevak.

I also hold a BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

To find out more about my research and ongoing projects, you can visit my personal website.


  • 2017 - Present: Lecturer in Philosophy, Cardiff University
  • 2016 - 2017: Postdoctoral fellow for the Philosophy, Science and Religion Online Project, Eidyn Centre, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral fellow for the Extended Knowledge Project, Eidyn Centre, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2009 - 2012: PhD in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2008 - 2009: MSc in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2002 - 2008: BSc & MSc in Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.
  • 1998 - 2006: Diploma in Classical Piano, Musical Horizons Conservatory, Athens, Greece.













Autumn Semester 2017-2018

Philosophy of Science

Moral and Political Philosophy

Spring Semester 2017-2018

Cognition and Technology

Philosophy Through Great Texts


I welcome PhD proposals on philosophy of mind and cognitive science, epistemology and philosophy of technology. Students interested in extended and distributed cognition and their implications on epistemology are particularly encouraged.


  • Forthcoming. Epistemic Presentism. Philosophyical Psychology.
  • Forthcoming. The Dynamics of Group Cognition. Minds and Machines.
  • Forthcoming. Social Machines: A Philosophical Engineering. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
  • Forthcoming. Is Having Your Computer Compromised a Personal Assault? The Ethics of Extended Cognition. The Journal of the American Philosophical Association. With Adam Carter.
  • ​Forthcoming. Augmented Skepticism: The Epistemological Design of Augmented Reality. In Augmented Reality. Reflections on its Contribution to Knowledge Formation, José  María Ariso (ed), 2017, De Gruyter (series: Berlin Studies in Knowledge Research), Berlin & New York.
  • Forthcoming. Group Know-How. In Socially Extended Epistemology. J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos and Duncan Pritchard (eds.). Oxford University Press. With Deborah Tollefsen.
  • ​Forthcoming. Epistemic Internalism, Content Externalism and the Subjective/Objective Justification Distinction. American Philosophical Quarterly. With Adam Carter.
  • Forthcoming. New Humans: Ethics, Trust and the Extended Mind. In Extended Epistemology. J. Adam Carter, AndyClark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos and Duncan Pritchard (eds.). Oxford University Press. With Andy Clark and Adam Carter.
  • Forthcoming. Semantic Inferentialism as (a Form of) Active Externalism. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. With Adam Carter and Jamie Collin.
  • ​Forthcoming. The Distribution of Epistemic Agency. In Social Epistemology and Epistemic Agency: De-Centralizing Epistemic Agency. (ed.) P. Reider, (Rowman & Littlefield). With Duncan Pritchard.
  • ​Spreading the Credit: Virtue Reliabilism and Weak Epistemic Anti-Individualism. Erkenntnis. 81(2): 305-334.
  • ​Active Externalism, Virtue Reliabilism and Scientific Knowledge. Synthese. 192: 2955.
  • ​Could Reliability Naturally Imply Safety?, European Journal of Philosophy. 23 (4): 1192–1208.
  • Active Externalism and Epistemic Internalism. Erkenntnis. 80 (4): 753–772. With Adam Carter.
  • ​Extended Emotion. Philosophical Psychology. 29 (2): 198-217. With Emma Gordon and Adam Carter.
  • ​Knowledge Knowledge and Cognitive Integration. Synthese. 191(8): 1931-1951.
  • ​Varieties of Externalism. Philosophical Issues,24(1), 63-109. With Adam Carter, Jesper Kallestrup and Duncan Pritchard.
  • Loops, Constitution, and Cognitive Extension. Cognitive Systems Research.27: 25-41.
  • Extended Knowledge and Social Epistemology. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective. 2 (8): 105-120. With Duncan Pritchard.
  • ​Belief-Forming Processes, Extended. Review of Philosophy and Psychology,2 (4): 741-765.
  • ​Dualism in the Epistemology of Testimony and the Ability Intuition, Philosophia,Vol. 39 (3): 597-613.


Past projects