Shaun Gallagher

Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Philosophy

331 Clement Hall
Office Hours
M 3-5pm, and by appointment
Shaun Gallagher

About Professor Gallagher

Shaun Gallagher is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence. His areas of research include phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, especially topics related to embodiment, self, agency and intersubjectivity, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of time. Dr. Gallagher has a secondary research appointment at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and is Honorary Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Tromsø, Norway. He has held visiting positions at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University; the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen; the Centre de Recherche en Epistémelogie Appliquée (CREA), Paris; the Ecole Normale Supériure, Lyon; and at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Most recently he was Senior Research Fellow at Keble College, University of Oxford.

Professor Gallagher holds the Anneliese Maier Research Award [Anneliese Maier-Forschungspreis] (2012-18) funded by the Humboldt Fellowship. He is also part of a research project studying Minds in Skilled Performance with funding from the Australian Research Council (2017-2020). He was principle investigator on several recent grants, including a European Commission Marie Curie Actions Grant: TESIS: Towards an Embodied Science of Intersubjectivity (2011-15), and a Templeton Foundation grant (2011-2013) which funded an empirical and phenomenological study of astronauts' experiences during space flight [http://www.chdr.cah.ucf.edu/spaceandspirituality/]. Gallagher is a founding editor and a co-editor-in-chief of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

Recent Publications

Gallagher, S. 2017. Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vincini, S. Yuna Jhang, S. Y., Buder, E. H. and Gallagher, S. 2017. Neonatal imitation: Theory, experimental design and significance for the field of social cognition. Frontiers in Psychology – Cognitive Science. 8:1323. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01323

Gallagher, S. 2017. Embodied intersubjective understanding and communication in congenital deafblindness. Journal of Deafblind Studies on Communication 3: 46-58.

Gallagher, S. and Allen, M. 2016. Active inference, enactivism and the hermeneutics of social cognition. Synthese. doi:10.1007/s11229-016-1269-8

Gallagher, S. and Trigg, D. 2016. Agency and anxiety: Delusions of control and loss of control in Schizophrenia and Agoraphobia. Frontiers in Neuroscience 10: 459. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00459.

Gallagher, S. and Varga, S. 2015. Social cognition and psychopathology: a critical overview. World Psychiatry 14 (1): 5-14. DOI 10.1002/wps.20173.

Gallagher, S. and Varga, S. 2015. Conceptual issues in autism spectrum disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 28 (2): 127-32. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000142.

Gallagher, S. 2014. The cruel and unusual phenomenology of solitary confinement. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00585.