Fellow: Awarded 2009
Field of Study: Philosophy
Competition: US & Canada
John Campbell is Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Before that he was Wilde Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and did his undergraduate work at the University of Stirling. He completed an M.A. at the University of Calgary and B.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees at Oxford. He was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Stanford 2003-04, and British Academy Research Reader in1995-97.
During his Fellowship term John Campbell will be working on causation in psychology. In particular, he will be working on ways in which interventionist models of causation can be used in the analysis of problems relating to the causal role of perceptual experience, the place of rationality in psychological causation, and the view of thinking as a motor process. His previous books are Reference and Consciousness (Oxford UP, 2002) and Past, Space and Self (MIT Press, 1994). He has published many articles on various aspects of philosophy of mind and language. http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~jcampbel/index.htm