Dr Markos Valaris

Lecturer
PhD University of Pittsburgh, 2008; BSc National Technical University of Athens 2001
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

52760
Room 339, Morven Brown

Consultation

Tuesday, 11-12
Fields: Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophical Psychology (incl. Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action), Philosophy of Cognition, Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition)
Tags: Expanding Knowledge

My main research interests are in philosophy of mind and epistemology, including the philosophy of action and moral psychology. My work primarily focuses on the distinctive human ability to do things for reasons. This has led me to work on the theory of reasoning, the theory of action, and on self-knowledge.

I also have a strong interest in the history of philosophy, especially in Kant, and also early analytic philosophers such as Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein.

 

 

You can find a partial list of my publications below.  For further information, including drafts of works in progress, please visit my personal website.

Research

My work falls in the intersection between the Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology. My focus is on the distinctive human capacity to do things for reasons. This focus has led me to work in the theory of reasoning, the theory of action, and on self-knowledge. 

I also have strong interests in the history of philosophy, especially Kant and early figures in the history of analytic philosophy, such as Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein.

For more information, as well as drafts/copies of my published work, please visit my personal website here.

Publications

Teaching

I regularly teach the following courses:

ARTS1361: Knowledge and Reality (With Dr Michaelis Michael)

ARTS2361: Philosophy of Mind

ARTS3370: Topics in Philosophy of Mind and Cogntion

I have also taught courses on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

I have supervised research students (Honours or HDR) working on a variety of topics in Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology.

Professional contribution

I am an Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Related links

For more information on my current research, including drafts, please visit my personal webpage.