Prof. Bence Nanay
University of Antwerp
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
April 2014
December 2017
Prof. Bence Nanay has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation for December 2017 where he will work on the development of a systematic account of perception. He obtained his PhD in philosophy in 2006 under the supervision of John Searle at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently Professor of Philosophy, BOF Research Professor and co-director of the Centre for Philosophical Psychology at the University of Antwerp. His areas of specialization include Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Biology and Aesthetics. Besides, he works in Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Prof. Nanay has published extensively on the topics of perception, action and attention. Key publications include his monograph “Between Perception and Action” (2014, Oxford University Press), “The role of imagination in decision-making” (2016, Mind & Language), “Perceptual content and the content of mental imagery” (2015, Philosophical Studies), “A Modal Theory of Function” (2010, Journal of Philosophy) and “Attention and Perceptual Content” (2010, Analysis).