Jackie Sullivan

Associate Professor
Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind
BA Clark University; MS, PhD University of Pittsburgh

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85757
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 4151
E-mail: jsulli29@uwo.ca
Website: jacquelineannesullivan.wordpress.com

My research is situated at the intersection of philosophy of neuroscience, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science and has its origin in a single basic question: What light does contemporary neuroscience shed on the relationship between mind and brain? My approach to this question is unique insofar as I contend that answering it requires directing analytical scrutiny at the investigative strategies neuroscientists use to probe this relationship. To this end, the project at the heart of my research program is to develop and refine a conceptual framework for analyzing experiments and experimental practice in the neurosciences of cognition.
I am happy to supervise projects in philosophy of neuroscience, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of psychiatry and philosophy of scientific experimentation. Students whom I supervise may be interested in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and the Brain and Mind Institute’s Lab Associates’ program, which offers some interdisciplinary training in philosophy, psychology and neuroscience.
Recent Publications

"Coordinated pluralism as a means to facilitate integrative taxonomies of cognition." Philosophical Explorations 20.2 (2017): 129-45.

Eppur si muove: Doing History and Philosophy of Science with Peter Machamer: A Collection of Essays in Honor of Peter Machamer. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017 with Marcus P Adams, Zvi Biener, and Uljana Feest

"Long-Term Potentiation: One Kind or Many?" Eppur si muove: Doing History and Philosophy of Science with Peter Machamer The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science (2017): 127-40.

"Construct Stabilization and the Unity of the Mind-Brain Sciences." Philosophy of Science 83.5 (2016): 662-73.