University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Student

Evan Pence


My core interests are in the philosophy of cognitive science. Some issues of particular interest to me include the nature of mental representation, nativism, and perception (vision, multimodal integration, etc.). I also harbor a fondness for the history of cogsci and enjoy sifting through the often overlooked work of early and middle 20th century perceptual psychologists. Other topics of interest are theory change in science and the debate between realism and its alternatives, especially as these interface with the life sciences. I have a BA in philosophy from Ohio University and wrote my senior thesis on the possible mechanisms underlying sensory substitution.