Sven Bernecker

Professor of Philosophy, the University of California, Irvine

Sven Bernecker is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. After obtaining his doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University, he held research positions at the University of Munich, Birkbeck College London, the University of Manchester, and the University of Vienna. He is a recipient of a Humboldt Research Award, a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Philosophical Association, and Director of the Southern California Epistemology Network. His work is mainly in epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, Kant and German Idealism. He has published numerous articles in these areas and is the author of three books — Reading Epistemology (2006), The Metaphysics of Memory (2008), and Memory: A Philosophical Study (2010). Currently he is editing a Handbook of the Philosophy of Memory and working on a monograph on the metaphysical foundations of knowledge.

Participant In:

Speak, Memory

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

Past Event

Over the last thirty years, significant progress has been made in our understanding of the various types of memory, the neural processes of consolidation and reconsolidation, and the biochemistry of memory, as well as the malleability and limits of autobiographical memory. How might continued research help us identify the importance of memory in normal development,… read more »

The Helix Center is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation in support of a series of fourteen roundtables addressing big questions in the physical, natural, and biological sciences and the humanities. The topics are: Knowledge and Limitations; The Span of Infinity; Complexity and Emergence; The Search for Immortality;  The Sublime Experience; The Meditative State; The… read more »