Stephen Laurence

PhD Rutgers University


Stephen came to Sheffield in February 2000. He has also taught at the University of Manchester, Hampshire College, London School of Economics, and the University of Hull. Stephen's main research interests are in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and cognitive science. Some of the issues that interest him in these areas are: the nature of concepts, the nativism/empiricism debate, and philosophical methodology.

He is Director of the AHRC Culture and the Mind Project

and Director of the interdisciplinary Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies.

He also directed the AHRC Innateness and the Structure of the Mind Project


Philosophy Department, University of Sheffield, 45 Victoria Street, Sheffield, S3 7QB
Phone: 0114 222 05850114 222 0585

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Office hours - Spring 2016

Wednesday 2-2.50pm
Friday 1-1.50pm