Fiona Macpherson - Curriculum Vitae#

  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Stirling, 2000
  • Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, on a Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, 1998 - 1999
  • MLitt in Philosophy with Distinction in the Dissertation, University Of St. Andrews, 1995
  • MA in Philosophy with 1st Class Honours, University of Glasgow, 1993

Visiting Positions:
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kentucky, September 2017
  • Visiting Faculty Member, Cornell, USA, June 2016
  • Visiting Professor, Trnava University, Slovakia, October 2015
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, January – April 2013
  • Visiting Professor, Umeå University, Sweden, October 2011


Author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles or papers in major edited collections on the nature of the mind, perception and consciousness.
Editor/co-editor of 8 edited volumes on perception (with major publishers: Oxford, MIT, Routledge).

Top 4 publications since 2014:

Macpherson, F. (2017) ‘The Relationship Between Cognitive Penetration and Predictive Coding’, Consciousness and Cognition, 47: 6-16.

Macpherson, F. and Batty, C. (2016) ‘Redefining Illusion and Hallucination in the Light of New Cases’, Philosophical Issues, 26: 263 - 296.

Macpherson, F. (2015) ‘Structural Features of Experience, the Nature of the Visual and Type Two Blindsight’, Consciousness and Cognition, 32: 104-128.

Macpherson, F. (2014) ‘The Space of Sensory Modalities’, in Perception and Its Modalities, D. Stokes, S. Biggs and M. Matthen (eds.), Oxford University Press.

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