Dr Sophie Stammers

Dr Sophie Stammers

Department of Philosophy
Research Fellow

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Department of Philosophy
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Philosophy of mind, epistemology and philosophy of cognitive science


I am research fellow on Project PERFECT

My research addresses issues in the philosophy of mind, epistemology and philosophy of cognitive science. In particular, I am interested in implicit cognition, implicit bias and the nature of the implicit/explicit distinction. Another aspect of my research addresses confabulation and related explanation-giving behaviours in both clinical and non-clinical contexts, with a view to understanding the associated costs and benefits.

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Forthcoming publications

  • (forthcoming) “Confabulation, explanation, and the pursuit of resonant meaning.” Topoi. 
  • (forthcoming) “Improving knowledge acquisition and dissemination through technological interventions on cognitive biases.” Educational Theory 68 (6).
  • 2018: “‘Good’ biases: Does doxastic irrationality benefit individuals and groups?” Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Étranger. 2018/03 (Vol. 143) 327-345 (with A. Pollonioli and L. Bortolotti).

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