Kevin Ryan


BA - Villanova University

M.Sc. - University of Edinburgh


Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Music, Joint Action, Aesthetics


Action Editor, special issue on Music and Embodied Cognition in Empirical Musicology Review (Vol. 9, No. 3-4, 2014).
For a selection of papers and projects, both published and in draft form, see Kevin's Academia.edu page.


University of Kentucky, Central States Philosophical Association, Commentary on Lauren Sweetland's Is Sensory Phenomenology Rich?, November 6-7 2015
McGill University, IICSI Colloquium "If you have to ask: Cultural, Cognitive and Neural Underpinnings of Improvisatory Behavior in the Arts and Beyond", From Evaluating to Appreciating a Jazz Solo: Notes on an Embodied Aesthetic Stance. May 27-29 2016
University of Exeter, BSA Connections Conference – Aesthetics and the 4E mind, Poster Presentation, Habits, Virtues, and Improvisation: The Dynamic Cognition of Jazz Musicians. July 4-5 2016.


Courses taught

Introduction to Ethics, Issues in Philosophy, Biomedical Ethics (online), Fundamental Issues in Philosophy

Contact information

Office: Clement Hall 311
Office hours: Monday, 3:00-4:30pm, and by appointment
Email: kjryan1@memphis.edu