Gerard O'Brien

Professor Gerard O'Brien

Professor

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Research Interests:

* Theoretical foundations of cognitive science
* Neurocomputational models of cognition
* Consciousness
* Mental representation
* Naturalised theories of ethics and values

Research Interests

  • Theoretical foundations of cognitive science
  • Neurocomputational models of cognition
  • Consciousness
  • Mental representation
  • Naturalised theories of ethics and values
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    1989 Professor University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1987 - 1989 University of Oxford United Kingdom DPhil
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Representation in Neural Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Adam Townsend
    2017 Co-Supervisor Praise, Blame and Holding Oneself Responsible Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Timothy Nailer
    2016 Co-Supervisor Philosophical Theories of Mind, Cognition, and The Status of Representation: Veridicality and Combination in Biological Sciences Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dook Shepherd
    2016 Principal Supervisor The Mind's Representing Vehicles and Their Contents ( Phil of Mind, Theories of thought) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Victoria Vazquez Troitino
    2015 Co-Supervisor A Structuralist Account of Dynamical Mental Representation in Recurrent Connectionist Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Matthew James Nestor
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor A Critique of Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Moral Philosophy Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Dominic Newnham
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Role of Analog Computation in Path Integrating Behaviour of the Desert Ant: A Defence of the Explanatory Credentials of Connectionism in Cognitive Science Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Robert Peter Farquharson
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Emergence and Experience : Systemic Emergence and the Prospects for a Mechanistic Explanation of the Existence of Experience Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Andrew Kenneth McKilliam
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The Philosophy of Psychedelic Transformation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christopher Edward Ross Letheby
    2004 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Form and Content in Mental Representation Master of Arts Master Part Time Mr Mark Simms
    2002 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Emergence, Colour and the Knowledge Argument: So What if Mary Didn't Know Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Elizabeth Schier
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135298
  • Email: gerard.obrien@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4341
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 7
  • Room: 7 08
  • Org Unit: Philosophy

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