1.Ph.D. Title: Extended Mind, Extended Conscious Mind and Enactivism. Awarded by: the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Supervisor: Prof. Erik Myin. Year: 2014.
2.Master of Science. Subject: Philosophy. Awarded by: the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Year: 2011.
3.Master of Arts. Subject: Philosophy. Awarded by: Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom. Year: 2006.
4.Bachelor of Arts. Subject: Philosophy. Awarded by: Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom. Year: 2003.
Publications (all publications can be downloaded from this website – see Published work page):
- Loughlin, V. (2019). Wittgenstein’s challenge to enactivism. Synthese, doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02244-3
- Loughlin, V. (2018). Going Wide: Extended Mind and Wittgenstein. Adaptive Behaviour, vol 26, issue 6, pp275-28.
- Miłkowski M et al. (2018). From Wide Cognition to Mechanisms: A Silent Revolution. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02393.
- Loughlin, V (2018). Sensorimotor theory, cognitive access and the ‘absolute’ explanatory gap. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s11097001709542-x
- Loughlin, V & Zahidi, K (2017). What is left of the Active Externalism debate? European Journal of Philosophy, DOI: 10.1111/ejop.1224.
- Loughlin, V. (2014). Radical Enactivism, Wittgenstein and the cognitive gap. Adaptive Behaviour, 22, (5): 350-359.
- Loughlin, V. (2013). Sketch this: extended mind and consciousness extension. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 12 (1), 41-50.
- Myin, E, Loughlin, V (2018). Sensorimotor Enactive Approaches to Consciousness. In R. J. Gennaro (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Consciousness, pp202-215.
- Loughlin, V. (2014). Sensorimotor knowledge and the radical alternative. In Bishop J, M and Martin, A, O (Eds), Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory, Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics. Springer International Publishing, pp105-106.
- Loughlin, V. (2016). Review of: Jakob Hohwy, The Predictive Mind. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, p1-6.
- Loughlin, V. (2015). Review of: The Hand, an Organ of the Mind: What the Manual Tells the Mental (edited by Zdravko Radman). Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 1-6.3.
- Loughlin, V. (2012). Review of: Mark Rowlands, The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 12 (4), 891-897.
Loughlin, V. Why later Wittgenstein was a (proto) enactivist. Submitted to the History of Philosophy Quarterly.
Invited book chapter ‘The Extended Mind’ for The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible (edited by Vlad Petre Glăveanu). Submitted. To be published by Palgrave MacMillan.
Peer reviewed presentations:
1. Wittgenstein: Beyond the Inner-Outer picture at the University of Seville, Spain. The title of my paper: Later Wittgenstein and 4E approaches in cognitive science.
2. Getting Real about Words and Numbers: Enactive approaches to language and mathematics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. The title of my paper: Enactivism and Wittgenstein.
3. Naturally Evolving Minds: Controversies, Developments, Interventions. At University of Wollongong in Australia. Title of talk: See as he does: Wittgenstein’s challenge to enactivism.
4.European Congress on Analytic Philosophy 2017, Munich, Germany. Title of talk: Doing philosophy better? A Wittgensteinian perspective.
5. 40th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Weschel, Austria. Title of talk: Perceiving is not a form of knowing. Wittgenstein and Sensorimotor Theory.
6.Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Mind 2016 in Denmark. Title of talk: Internalism versus Externalism: A Wittgensteinian perspective.
7. Philosophical workshop on Consciousness hosted by Sorbonne Paris IV, Descartes University in France. Title of talk: Access denied: Sensorimotor Theory and Later Wittgenstein.
8.ASSC Workshop on Sensorimotor Theory hosted by Sorbonne Paris IV, Descartes University in France. Title of talk: Wittgenstein and Sensorimotor Theory.
9.Enriching Embodied Cognition workshop hosted by Boğaziçi University, Istanbul in Turkey. Title of talk: Anticipatory mechanisms, the Hard Problem of Content and Wittgenstein.
10.‘Cognitive Futures in the Humanities’ conference hosted by the University of Durham, United Kingdom. Title of talk: First Wave Extended Mind.
11. 36th International Symposium on Wittgenstein at Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria. Title of talk: wRECttgenstein.
12. Reach of REC conference hosted by the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Title of talk: wRECttgenstein.
13. Radical Enactivism workshop with Dan Hutto and Erik Myin hosted by Ruhr-Universitat, Bochum, Germany. Title of talk: Dispatches from the Sensorimotor Frontier.
14. AISB workshop on Sensorimotor Theories of Perception hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom. Title of talk: Dispatches from the Sensorimotor Frontier.
15. Philosopher’s Rally hosted by the University of Gdansk, Poland. Title of talk: Sensorimotor Enactivism: Alive and Kicking.
16. ALERGIC/Life and Mind seminar hosted by the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Title of talk: Extended Mind and consciousness.
1.Subject editor (Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science) for AVANT journal for the Philosophical Interdisciplinary Vanguard.
2.Co-author of white paper ‘Relevance of wide cognition for social intelligence. Key Trends’ for European Network for Social Intelligence (SINTELNET).
3.Reviewer for the journal Adaptive Behaviour.
4.Reviewer for the journal Topoi.
5.Reviewer for the journal Erkenntnis.
6.Reviewer for the journal Philosophical Psychology.
7.Reviewer for the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
8. Reviewer for the journal Synthese.
9.On symposium conference committee for ‘Varieties of Enactivism: a conceptual geography’ hosted by ASIB 50 at Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.
I was a guest lecturer for postgraduate philosophy of mind students at the University of Antwerp.
I have co-taught a research masters seminar on normativity and rule following.
I can teach modules in history of modern philosophy, analytic philosophy, philosophy of mind and cognitive science.
My principal research interests are philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, cognitive science and later Wittgenstein.
PhD funding. First year: BOF University Research Fund:1 year doctoral fellowship. Second year: FWO Research Foundation Flanders: group project. Third year: FWO Research Foundation Flanders: group project.
Available on request.