jglavin


Javier Gomez-Lavin

Photo of Javier Gomez-Lavin

Department of Philosophy

Assistant Professor

Email: jglavin@yorku.ca


As of July 2021, I am a Sessional Assistant Professor with the Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science Program at York University in Toronto, Canada. Here I’ll be continuing my research and teaching in the vein of empirically informed philosophy of mind, with a focus on the architecture and ontology of cognition and its connection to our social and cultural worlds.

From 2018 to 2021, I was a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the Department of Philosophy with Lisa Miracchi and the MIRA group where we investigated issues at the intersection of epistemology, experimental philosophy and artificial intelligence.

I earned my PhD in philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2018. My dissertation, “The Fragmented Mind,” written under the supervision of Jesse Prinz, critically examined working memory—a famed psychological capacity thought to explain how we reason—and its supposed explanatory role in cognitive science. Additionally, I served as a co-PI on a two-and-a-half year-long $190,000 grant from the Templeton Foundation, where we deployed psychological methods to explore how our moral values help construct our personal identity.

You can find out more about my research at: https://jgomezlavin.com

More...


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL3260 3.0 A Philosophy of Psychology LECT
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL3635 3.0 A Philosophy of Neuroscience LECT
Winter 2022 AP/PHIL3260 3.0 M Philosophy of Psychology LECT
Winter 2022 AP/PHIL3750 3.0 M Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COGS4901 6.0 C Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science SEMR


As of July 2021, I am a Sessional Assistant Professor with the Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science Program at York University in Toronto, Canada. Here I’ll be continuing my research and teaching in the vein of empirically informed philosophy of mind, with a focus on the architecture and ontology of cognition and its connection to our social and cultural worlds.

From 2018 to 2021, I was a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the Department of Philosophy with Lisa Miracchi and the MIRA group where we investigated issues at the intersection of epistemology, experimental philosophy and artificial intelligence.

I earned my PhD in philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2018. My dissertation, “The Fragmented Mind,” written under the supervision of Jesse Prinz, critically examined working memory—a famed psychological capacity thought to explain how we reason—and its supposed explanatory role in cognitive science. Additionally, I served as a co-PI on a two-and-a-half year-long $190,000 grant from the Templeton Foundation, where we deployed psychological methods to explore how our moral values help construct our personal identity.

You can find out more about my research at: https://jgomezlavin.com



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL3260 3.0 A Philosophy of Psychology LECT
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL3635 3.0 A Philosophy of Neuroscience LECT
Winter 2022 AP/PHIL3260 3.0 M Philosophy of Psychology LECT
Winter 2022 AP/PHIL3750 3.0 M Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COGS4901 6.0 C Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science SEMR