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Matthew Parrott

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Matthew Parrott

Matt held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mind, Value and Mental Health) in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford and was a Fellow of St Catherine's College from 2012 to 2014. He received a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in philosophy from the University of Michigan. He has now moved to King's College London as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy.

Matt is currently working on three main projects. First, he is interested in the ways in which various psychiatric phenomena, especially schizophrenia and delusional beliefs, challenge our traditional conceptions of the nature of mental states and of self-consciousness. Second, he is interested in broader philosophical questions arising from the fundamentally different way in which we know about our own minds when compared to the ways we typically know the minds of others.  Finally, he is developing an interpretation of Hume's Treatise that focuses on the role Hume's "fictions" play in an individual's psychology.