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Dr Elizabeth Irvine

Dr Elizabeth Irvine

Senior Lecturer

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email
irvinee@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4505
Campuses
1.41, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am part of the School's Philosophy team. 

My personal website, with more up to date research, news, talks, and engagement activities, is here: https://lizirvinephilosophy.wordpress.com/

Biography

I studied for my masters in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and got my PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. From 2011-2013 I was a post-doc in Philosophy of Neuroscience at the University of Tuebingen, at the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN). From 2013-2014 I was a post-doc at ANU working on the evolution of language on Kim Sterelny’s ‘Signs to Symbols’ project. I joined the Philosophy Department at the University of Cardiff as a lecturer in September 2014.



Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

  • Irvine, E. 2018. Simulation in computational neuroscience. In: Sprevak, M. and Colombo, M. eds. The Routledge Handbook of the Computational Mind. London and New York: Routledge
  • Irvine, E. 2018. When is a code not a code. Presented at: 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Evolang 12, Torun, Poland, 15 - 19 April 2018The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang12). Evolang 12 Organizing Committee pp. 168-170., (10.12775/3991-1)
  • Irvine, E. and Sprevak, M. 2018. Eliminativism about consciousness. In: Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Consciousness. Oxford University Press

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2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Teaching

I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

UG courses taught or co-taught: Critical Thinking, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology of Experiment, Philosophy of Communication, Philosophy of Psychology, Animal Minds

PG courses taught: Philosophy of Evolution: Mind and Society, Science of Consciousness, Mental Architectures, Explaining Consciousness, Decision Making: Models, Mechanisms and Levels, Consciousness and Cognition

My main interests are in philosophy of cognitive science and psychology (inc. linguistics), situated within philosophy of science. At the moment, I’m interested in methodological questions in consciousness science, including research on animal sentience research. I’m also doing some work roughly in the area of philosophy of language/linguistics, exploring some of the implications of taking new research on the properties of dynamic linguistic interaction seriously. Related to this interest, I’m a member of the Cardiff University Language and Cognition Research Network.

Research interests

  • philosophy of cognitive science and psychology
  • philosophy of science

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in philosophy of psychology and cognitive science (inc. linguistics), particularly on methodological questions in consciousness science and animal sentience research. 

Areas of expertise

External profiles