Bruno Mölder: potential topics of supervision
I am happy to supervise theses on various topics in philosophy of mind and psychology. Below are some examples, other topics and suggestions are available on request.
How do we understand other people? Do we apply an implicit theory, simulate others’ thoughts or is social cognition rather an embodied and interactive affair?
Ravenscroft, Ian, "Folk Psychology as a Theory", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Gordon, Robert M., "Folk Psychology as Mental Simulation", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Experience of time
There are several philosophical puzzles concerning subjective time: What does it take to experience the world as flowing continuously from one instant to another? How can we experience change? Is the subjective present extended in time?
Interpretivism in the philosophy of mind
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the interpretivist position, the view that interpretation is central for propositional attitudes and possibly other mental states? Most famous versions of this view have been propounded by Donald Davidson and Daniel Dennett.
Psychological and social mechanisms of disagreement
What are the psychological and social mechanisms underpinning disagreement? What role do emotions and social cognition play in disagreement?
Experimental philosophy of mind
What can the empirical results of the experimental philosophy tell us about mind and consciousness?