Alva Noë



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Educational Background

Before coming to Santa Cruz in 1996, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, where I worked with Daniel Dennett and where I was loosely associated with a project to build a humanoid robot (the Cog Project) at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

  PhD Harvard University (1995)

My dissertation (submitted to the Department of Philosophy) was entitled Experience and the Mind: An Essay on the Metaphysics of Perception. (Abstract.) My advisor was Hilary Putnam. Warren Goldfarb and Charles Parsons were on my dissertation committee.

  BPhil New College, Oxford University (1988)

My BPhil thesis, Kant's Account of Self-Knowledge in the Light of Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument, was supervised by Peter Hacker. The thesis was submitted to the Sub-faculty of Philosophy. I took exams in Philosophical Logic (supervisor: Michael Dummett), Kant (supervisor: Peter Strawson), and Wittgenstein (supervisor: Brian McGuinness).

  BA Columbia University (1986)

I majored in philosophy.


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