April 3 – 27, 2019

Mark Sprevak

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Mark Sprevak is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) at the University of Edinburgh. His primary research interests are in philosophy of mind and philosophy of science, with particular focus on the cognitive sciences. He is interested in building bridges between current philosophical work on cognition and the wider humanities.

He did his Ph.D. in 2006 under the supervision of Professor Peter Lipton at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. After finishing his Ph.D., he was a Junior Research Fellow and then a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge. He has been an academic visitor in Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, and Florence. He has been at the University of Edinburgh since 2011.

He is currently Director of Knowledge Exchange and Impact for PPLS as well as Deputy Director for Research. He was Undergraduate Teaching Director in Philosophy from 2012 to 2015 and Deputy Head of Subject Area from 2013 to 2015.

He is CoI on the AHRC grant “A History of Distributed Cognition” (2014–2018). He is running knowledge exchange events on mind perception and the Turing Test. He is one of the organizers of the Mind Network. He teaches on the University of Edinburgh’s MOOC “Philosophy and the Sciences.”

His wife, Michela Massimi, is also a philosopher of science at the University of Edinburgh. Their son, Edward, was born in 2010.