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Bence Nanay Ph.D.


Bence Nanay, Ph.D., received his degree in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley and was a professor at Syracuse University before moving to Europe. He is currently BOF Research Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology at the University of Antwerp as well as Senior Research Associate at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. He is the director of the European Network for Sensory Research, which brings together Europe’s top psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers working on perception and the senses.

He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and two monographs with Oxford University Press — Between Perception and Action (2013) and Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception (2016), with a third (Seeing Things You Don’t See) under contract. His work is supported by a number of high-profile grants, including a two-million Euro grant from the European Research Council. He is also the recipient of the Humboldt Foundation’s Bessel Research Award. He has decades of experience writing for trade readers, as he worked as a journalist and film critic before committing to academia.

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