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Laura Sizer

Dean of School of Cognitive Science, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Laura Sizer, dean of the School of Cognitive Science and associate professor of philosophy, received a B.A. in philosophy from Boston University in 1990, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.

She specializes in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology/cognitive science.

Her research currently focuses on affect (emotions and moods), but she is also interested in questions about consciousness, representation, music, and personal identity.

She has published in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Psychology, and Mind and Language.

In addition to her primary research and teaching interests, Professor Sizer teaches topics in applied ethics; the philosophy of language; philosophy of biology; and the relationship between science and religion.

Professor Sizer is on the steering committee for the Culture, Brain, and Development Program at Hampshire College.


Affiliations
Culture, Brain and Development Program (CBD)
School of Cognitive Science

Recent and Upcoming Courses
CS-0301: The Philosophy & Science of Happiness (Spring 2013)
CS-0273: Varieties in Mind (Fall 2012)
CS-0148: Other Minds (Fall 2011)
Philosophy of Mind (Spring 2011)

 

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Laura Sizer
Dean of School of Cognitive Science, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Adele Simmons Hall 101
Mail Code CS
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.559.5619
lpsCS@hampshire.edu
 

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