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A Neurophilosophical Approach To Concept Empiricism

PhD project by Sachith Cheruvatur

Human thought and conversation is made possible by our ability to create, store, retrieve, and utilise concepts of all sorts. It is no surprise that for centuries, philosophers have been arguing about the fundamental nature and the source of concepts. Philosophers are not the only ones who study concepts and with the advancements made in brain imaging, neuroscientists have also entered the debate, empowered by their own unique perspective.

My project is an attempt to build a strong interdisciplinary bridge between the two areas of research. I hope to bring philosophical analysis and scrutiny in contact with empirical neuroscience to see if their collaboration can birth a new stream of neurophilosophical research into the nature of concepts.