4E Cognition and the Landscapes of Mental Disorder
Professor Joel Krueger
Associate Professor (Philosophy)
I work on issues in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science (e.g., embodied cognition, emotions, social cognition, and psychopathology). I also have interests in Asian and comparative philosophy, philosophy of music, and pragmatism.
More information, including copies of my publications, can be found here:
I am an Associate Editor of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
Research group links
- Department of Sociology and Philosophy
- Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences
- Egenis - Mind, Body, and Culture
- Phenomenology and philosophy of mind
- Philosophy of cognitive science
- Embodied cognition
- Phenomenological psychopathology
- Social cognition
- Philosophy of music
- Asian and comparative philosophy
I am happy to supervise PhD or MA by Research students working in the following areas:
- Phenomenology -- especially Merleau-Ponty, as well as topics such as intentionality, intersubjectivity, self-consciousness, embodiment, empathy, and phenomenological methodology
- Phenomenology and philosophy of cognitive science -- especially 4E (embodied, embedded, enactive, extended) approaches to topics such as emotions, social cognition, and collective intentionality
- Philosophy of psychiatry and phenomenological psychopathology -- especially 4E approaches to psychiatric disorders and self-disturbances in psychopathology
- Philosophy of music -- especially embodied and situated approaches to music cognition, perception, and emotions
- Asian and comparative philosophy -- especially Japanese Kyoto School philosophy (Nishida, Watsuji, Nishitani)
Information about our PhD programmes, funding, and application process can be found here.
- PHL1002B - Knowledge and Reality 2
- PHL2010A - Philosophy of Mind 1
- PHL2015 - Body and Mind
- PHL3038 - The Self
- PHL3040 - Philosophy Dissertation
I came to Exeter in autumn 2013.
Previously, I was a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Durham University, where I was part of an interdisciplinary project investigating auditory verbal hallucinations (Hearing the Voice). Before that, I was a Research Fellow at the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen. I did my Ph.D. in Philosophy at Purdue University, my M.A. in Philosophy at San Francisco State University, and my B.A. in English at the University of California, Davis. For a while I thought about being a poet until I realized I was terrible at it.
I grew up in Southern California near San Diego. I still go back yearly to visit my parents, flail around on my long-neglected surfboard, and get horrendously sunburned. And also eat lots of fish tacos.