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Dr Andrew Stephenson BA (Cardiff), BPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)


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Dr Andrew Stephenson is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

Andrew's work focuses on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and related topics in contemporary Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Logic, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine-Learning. He is particularly interested in the nature of mental activity, mental representation, and imagination, in the relation between anti-realism and transcendental idealism, and in modality and the epistemology of modality—and he thinks all these things are connected.

Andrew has been awarded Visiting Research Fellowships at the DFG-funded Human Abilities project at Humboldt University and Free University in Berlin, and by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Leipzig, 2020-21.

He completed his DPhil in 2013 at Merton College, University of Oxford. He then taught at Trinity College, Oxford, until 2015, when he moved to Humboldt University in Berlin on a Leverhulme Trust award. Before joining Southampton in 2017, he briefly held a research fellowship at Aarhus University in Denmark. He grew up in Yorkshire and spent a year at music college in London before discovering philosophy.


BA, Philosophy, Cardiff University 2006

BPhil, Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2008

DPhil, Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2013


2020-21, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Leipzig University

2020, Visiting Research Fellow, Human Abilities Project, FU & HU Berlin

2017-present,  Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Southampton

2017, Postdoctoral Fellow, Aarhus University

2015-17, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Researcher, HU Berlin

2013-15, Career Development Lecturer, Trinity College, University of Oxford

Research interests

Kant, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, AI & Machine Learning

PhD supervision

I am happy to supervise PhD students on any aspect of Kant's philosophy and I would particularly welcome enquiries from students wishing to work on topics that fall within my main areas of research.

Research group

History of Philosophy

Affiliate research groups

Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Logic and Metaphysics, Human Abilities Project (Fellow)

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Co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Kant

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