Is consciousness intrinsically valuable?Philosophical Studies 175 (1). 2018.Is consciousness intrinsically valuable? Some theorists favor the positive view, according to which consciousness itself accrues intrinsic value, independent of the particular kind of experience instantiated. In contrast, I favor the neutral view, according to which consciousness is neither intrinsically valuable nor disvaluable. The primary purpose of this paper is to clarify what is at stake when we ask whether consciousness is intrinsically valuable, to carve out the theoretical space, and to…Read more
The Microstructure of ExperienceJournal of the American Philosophical Association 5 (3): 286-305. 2019.
Does sentience come in degrees?Animal Sentience 29 (20). 2020.
Modeling Mental QualitiesPhilosophical Review 130 (2): 263-209. 2021.Conscious experiences are characterized by mental qualities, such as those involved in seeing red, feeling pain, or smelling cinnamon. The standard framework for modeling mental qualities represents them via points in geometrical spaces, where distances between points inversely correspond to degrees of phenomenal similarity. This paper argues that the standard framework is structurally inadequate and develops a new framework that is more powerful and flexible. The core problem for the standard f…Read more
University of OsloDepartment of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and IdeasPost-doctoral Fellow
Australian National UniversitySchool of PhilosophyPost-doctoral fellow
New York University
Department of Philosophy
Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Areas of Specialization
|Philosophy of Mind|