Current Work

I am currently working on a book project that draws together my work on Brentano's theory of mental phenomena, with some of my other work on self-awareness, first person authority, and the immature mind. The tentative title of the book is "Philosophy of Psychology after Brentano". 

A second field of research that increasingly interests me includes questions of cognitive anthropology and social psychology. What role do empathy and mindreading play in the history of human thought? Why are we humans empathic egoists? What role do prejudices play in the formation and stabilization of human communities? What is the connection between the affective and epistemic components of prejudice? If I am not mistaken, these questions can be better answered if we have a better idea of what distinguishes an "immature mind" from a "mature mind".