Gabrielle Jackson

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Stony Brook University

Gabrielle Benette Jackson received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 2011. Since then she has been the Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute, and a Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Social Sciences in Princeton, New Jersey. She currently Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University. In Jackson is interested in scientifically informed approaches to the study of the mind. Her recent work includes the articles “Skillful Action in Peripersonal Space” and “Neurophilosophy and its Discontents.”

Participant In:

Apprehending Consciousness

Saturday, March 7, 2015
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

Is science nearing an answer to the question of how and why consciousness and self-consciousness come about? In attempting to resolve the mystery of sentience, what roles do physics, psychology, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience play? How do various philosophical and religious traditions contribute to our inquiries into this obvious and everyday universal experience?