Dr Orestis Palermos

Dr Orestis Palermos

Lecturer

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email:
palermoss@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0418
Location:
1.44, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

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

Supervision:

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.

Publications:

  • 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.