Ian Phillips


I am currently a Lecturer and Tutor for Admissions in the Philosophy Department at University College London. In October 2013, I will be taking up a new position as CUF Lecturer and Gabrielle Taylor Fellow at St. Anne's College, Oxford University.

I am also an Editor for Mind & Language and a consulting editor for Timing & Time Perception.

I am currently working on a number of projects in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. The largest of these is a book project working-titled, Our Experience of Time, for which I have been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2013/14.

For a taster of my recent work, see this 10 min. TEDxUCL video, or listen to my recent Aristotelian Society Talk.

You can write to me at: i.phillips<at>ucl.ac.uk
Or at: Dept. of Philosophy, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

My complete CV is here.


Lack of imagination: individual differences in mental imagery and the significance of consciousness in J. Kallestrup and M. Sprevak (eds) New Waves in Philosophy of Mind Palgrave Macmillan. Final draft.

Breaking the silence: motion silencing and experience of change Philosophical Studies. Final draft.

Perceiving the passing of time Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CXIII, 2013. Final draft.

Afterimages and sensation Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Online early version.

The temporal structure of experience in
D. Lloyd and V. Arstila (eds.) Subjective Time: the Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Temporality MIT Press. Final draft.

Hearing and hallucinating silence in F. Macpherson and D. Platchias (eds.) Hallucination MIT Press. Final draft.

Attention to the passage of time Philosophical Perspectives 26(1), 2012.

Review of Sven Bernecker's Memory: A Philosophical Study Mind 121(428), 2012.

Indiscriminability and experience of change The Philosophical Quarterly 61(245), 2011.

Attention and iconic Memory In
C. Mole, D. Smithies and W. Wu (eds.) Attention: Philosophical and Psychological Essays OUP, 2011.

Perception and iconic memory Mind & Language 26(4), 2011.
*Winner of the ASSC William James Prize for Contributions to the Study of Consciousness*

Stuck in the closet: a reply to Ahmed Analysis 71(1), 2011.

Perceiving temporal properties European Journal of Philosophy 18(2), 2010.

Review of Nudds and O'Callaghan (eds.) Sounds & Perception Times Literary Supplement 5597, 2010.

Review of Nudds and O'Callaghan (eds.) Sounds & Perception Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2010.

Rate abuse: a reply to Olson Analysis 69(3), 2009.

Experience and Time Ph.D. Thesis UCL, 2009.

Review of Roy Sorensen's Seeing Dark Things Times Literary Supplement 5532, 2009.

Review of Robin Le Poidevin's The Images of Time British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60(2), 2009.

Morgenbesser cases and closet determinism
Analysis 67(1), 2007.

No new argument against the existence requirement Analysis 66(1), 2006; with Andrew McCarthy.

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