Dr Alexander Carruth
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alex completed his PhD in Philosophy at Durham in 2013, titled "C. B. Martin's 'Limit View', Distinctions of Reason and the Metaphysics of Mind", under the supervision of Dr Sophie Gibb and Professor Jonathan Lowe.
From 2013-2016 he was a Research Fellow in the Philosophy of Mind, working within the Durham Emergence Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative involving collaboration between philosophers and physicists, made possible through the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation. A full project description can be found here.
During the fellowship his research focussed on how different approaches to the metaphysics of powers affect the formulation and plausibility of strong emergence theses in the philosophy of mind.
Amongst other things, he is currently also working on developing a novel formulation of neutral monism, which was supported by a grant from The Cambridge New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project during 2016-2017.
- Monday 1.30pm-3pm
- Tuesday 2pm-3.30pm
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Science
Chapter in book
- Carruth, A. D. (2018). Physical Properties. In Counsciousness and the Ontology of Properties. Guta, M. Routledge. 24-39.
- Carruth, Alexander D. & Gibb, Sophie C. (2018). The Ontology of E. J. Lowe's Substance Dualism. In Ontology, Modality, Mind: Themes from the Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe. Carruth, Alexander D., Gibb, Sophie C. & Heil, John Oxford University Press.
- Carruth, Alexander Daniel (2018). Emergence, Reduction and the Identity and Individuation of Powers. Topoi
- Carruth, Alexander D. (2016). Powerful Qualities, Zombies and Inconceivability. The Philosophical Quarterly 66(262): 25-46.
- Carruth, Alexander D. & Hill, David W. (2015). Identity and distinctness in online interaction: encountering a problem for narrative accounts of self. Ethics and Information Technology 17(2): 103-112.
- 2016: Powerful Qualities and the Metaphysics of the Mind (£7651.20 from John Templeton Foundation)