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Kevin Lande

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Department of Philosophy

Assistant Professor
Member, Centre for Vision Research
Core Member, Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA)

Office: Ross S443
Ext: 77594 Email: lande@yorku.ca
Primary website: Website

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Kevin Lande is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University, where he is also a member of the Centre for Vision Research and a Core Member of the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) program. His research is in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, with a special focus on perception, mental representation, and intentionality.

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Degrees

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Brandeis University
B.A., Montana State University

Research Interests

Philosophy , Psychology, Philosophy of mind, Perception, Mental representation

Current Research Projects

SSHRC Insight Development Grant: "Forms of Mind"

    Summary:

    "Forms of Mind" examines the role that sensory perception plays in our knowledge of the world, with a special focus on the form or code in which information is packaged in perception.

    Description:

    Sensory perception delivers crucial news about the world around us. How do we use this news content to decide how to move around the world and to develop and test theories about the underlying principles of the universe? "Forms of Mind" investigates the role of perception in knowledge by drawing on contemporary research in vision science and cognitive psychology that reveals the complex and diverse forms in which information is encoded in the mind. The project consists of three objectives: (1) To identify the forms in which information is encoded in sensory perception; (2) To identify the biases, assumptions, and constraints implicit in the forms in which perceptual information is encoded; (3) To examine how these biases, assumptions, and constraints distort or facilitate our acquisition of knowledge about the world.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2020

    End Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2022

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Lande, K. J. (2020). Mental structures. Noûs.

2020

Lande, K. J. (2018). The Perspectival Character of Perception. The Journal of Philosophy, 115(4):187–214.

2018

Other

Publication
Year

Lande, K.J. (April 11, 2019). Do You Compute? Aeon.

2019

Lande, K.J. (May 12, 2017). O Ant, Where Art Thou? The Daily Ant.

2017


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL4080 3.0 A Seminar in the Philosophy of Mind SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL2160 3.0 M Minds, Brains and Machines LECT


Kevin Lande is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University, where he is also a member of the Centre for Vision Research and a Core Member of the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) program. His research is in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, with a special focus on perception, mental representation, and intentionality.

Degrees

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Brandeis University
B.A., Montana State University

Research Interests

Philosophy , Psychology, Philosophy of mind, Perception, Mental representation

Current Research Projects

SSHRC Insight Development Grant: "Forms of Mind"

    Summary:

    "Forms of Mind" examines the role that sensory perception plays in our knowledge of the world, with a special focus on the form or code in which information is packaged in perception.

    Description:

    Sensory perception delivers crucial news about the world around us. How do we use this news content to decide how to move around the world and to develop and test theories about the underlying principles of the universe? "Forms of Mind" investigates the role of perception in knowledge by drawing on contemporary research in vision science and cognitive psychology that reveals the complex and diverse forms in which information is encoded in the mind. The project consists of three objectives: (1) To identify the forms in which information is encoded in sensory perception; (2) To identify the biases, assumptions, and constraints implicit in the forms in which perceptual information is encoded; (3) To examine how these biases, assumptions, and constraints distort or facilitate our acquisition of knowledge about the world.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2020

    End Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2022

    Funders:
    SSHRC

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Lande, K. J. (2020). Mental structures. Noûs.

2020

Lande, K. J. (2018). The Perspectival Character of Perception. The Journal of Philosophy, 115(4):187–214.

2018

Other

Publication
Year

Lande, K.J. (April 11, 2019). Do You Compute? Aeon.

2019

Lande, K.J. (May 12, 2017). O Ant, Where Art Thou? The Daily Ant.

2017


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL4080 3.0 A Seminar in the Philosophy of Mind SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL2160 3.0 M Minds, Brains and Machines LECT