"Joint action without and beyond planning"
I passed my viva without corrections on February 11, 2013. Examiners were Stephen Butterfill (external) and Mark Sprevak (internal).
My PhD project was funded by a Microsoft Research European PhD scholarship, 2008–2011 (I also did an internship at the Socio-Digital Systems research group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, January to April 2012).
- 2006: Practical Philosophy MA, Linköping University, Sweden.
Dissertation: 'Non-Cognitivism and Thick Moral Concepts' (supervised by Prof. Bo Petersson).
- 2005: Cognitive Science MSc, Linköping University, Sweden.
Dissertation: AIS in the Currents of Sea and Thought: An Ethnographic Study of Mariners' Use of the Automatic Identification System.
- 2003: Practical Philosophy BA, Linköping University, Sweden.
Dissertation: Foregrounding Background Theories in Wide Reflective Equilibrium (supervised by Prof. Bo Petersson).
- (2013) (with Ettore Ambrosini, Alisa Mandrigin and Marcello Costantini) ‘Social Exclusion modulates pre-reflective Interpersonal Body Representation’, Psychological Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s00426-012-0476-2
- (2011) 'Socially extended intentions-in-action', Review of Philosophy and Psychology (Special Issue on 'Joint Action: What Is Shared?', edited by Stephen Butterfill & Natalie Sebanz), 2(2): 335-353.
- (2007) 'Disentangling The Thick Concept Argument', Sats: Nordic Journal of Philosophy, 8(2): 63-78.
- (2011) 'Conceptions of cognition for cognitive engineering', International Journal of Aviation Psychology (Special Issue on 'Cognitive Systems', edited by Gavan Lintern), 21(1) (2011): 85-104.
- (2009) 'Do Socio-Technical Systems Cognise?', Proceedings of the 2nd AISB Symposium on Computing and Philosophy (2009): 3-9.
- (2012) (with Trent Victor and Alexander Zelinsky) 'Automating driver visual behaviour measurement'. In A G Gale, J Bloomfield, G Underwood, J Wood (eds.), Vision in Vehicles IX, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Vision in Vehicles, Loughborough University UK. [Note: this was presented in 2001, but published in 2012.]
Work in progress
- 'Openness and genuine joint action'
- 'An account of Boeschian cooperative behaviour'
- 'On having a goal in common'
- (2013) 'Review of Wolfgang Prinz's Open Minds: The Social Making of Agency and Intentionality', Metapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 17, Issue 4.
- (2011) 'Review of Mark Rowlands’ The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology', Metapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 15, Issue 4.
- (2011) 'Review of Ian Apperly’s Mindreaders: The Cognitive Basis of “Theory of Mind”', Metapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 15, Issue 13.
- (2009) 'Review of Sherry Turkle’s Simulation and Its Discontents', Metapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 13, Issue 47.
- (2009) 'Review of Matthew Hindman’s The Myth of Digital Democracy', Metapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 13, Issue 31.
- 'Common knowledge and genuine joint action', Swedish Congress of Philosophy 2013, Stockholm, June 14-16, 2013, and 5th Joint Action Meeting (JAM5), Berlin, July 26-29, 2013. Also presented as a poster at Minds in Common: 2nd Aarhus-Paris Conference on Coordination and Common Ground, Paris, June 25-26, 2013.
- 'What It Takes to Share Goals: Cooperation without "true collaboration"', Collective Intentionality VIII, Manchester, Aug. 28–31, 2012.
- 'What it takes to collaborate', Theory of Mind workshop with Josef Perner, Edinburgh, June 18, 2012.
- 'What it takes to share goals', Interdisciplinary workshop on Personal and Shared Intentions, Berlin, May 3-5, 2012. (Invited talk)
- 'Joint action without common knowledge: Socially extended intentions-in-action', 4th Joint Action Meeting (JAM4), Vienna, July 7-9, 2011.
- 'Socially extended basic actions', Filosofidagarna 2011: nationell konferens i filosofi, Gothenburg, June 10-12, 2011.
- 'Joint action for kids? Extending intentions-in-action', ESPP conference 2010, Bochum and Essen, August 25-28, 2010.
- 'Joint action for kids? Extending intentions-in-action', Collective Intentionality VII, Basel, August 23-26, 2010.
- 'Joint action for kids', Mind & Cognition Graduate Workshop, March 15, 2010, Edinburgh.
- 'What we can learn from sketches', Work in Progress seminar talk, December 2, 2009, Edinburgh.
- 'Cognition and grammatical investigations', ESPP conference 2009, August 27-30, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
- 'From Extended Cognition to Socio-technical Agency', SPT 2009: Converging Technologies, Changing Societies, July 7-10, University of Twente, the Netherlands.
- 'Is 'Cognition' in HMI Wrongheaded or Out of its Head?', Mind & Cognition Graduate Workshop, Edinburgh, May 11, 2009.
- ''Cognition' in HCI: Wrongheaded or Out of its Head?', Laboratory for Knowledge and Communication Engineering (K2LAB), Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, University of Stockholm, April 30, 2009.
- 'Do Socio-Technical Systems Cognise?' 2nd AISB Symposium on Computing and Philosophy, April 9, 2009.
- 'The Thick Concept Argument Against Non-Cognitivism and How to Avoid Its Conclusion', GAP.6: Philosophie - Grundlagen und Anwendungen, Berlin, Germany, September 11-14, 2006.
- Lecturer in Self, Agency and Will, University of Edinburgh, autumn 2011.
- Tutor in Logic, University of Edinburgh, spring 2010
- Tutor in Mind, Matter and Language, University of Edinburgh, autumn 2009
- Tutor in Philosophy of Science, University of Edinburgh, spring 2009.
- Tutor in Technology and Ethics, Linköping University, Sweden, autumn 2003.
- Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
- Philosophical Psychology
Other professional service
- Co-organizer of interdisciplinary Joint Action reading group, July 2011–present.
- Co-organizer of philosophy of Group Agency reading group, 2011–2012.
- PhD representative in the staff-student postgraduate consultative committee at the Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 2009–2010.
- Co-organiser of reading group on Susan Hurley’s Consciousness in Action, Nov. 2008–June 2009.
Previous work experience
Freelance journalist, technical writer, communication consultant, research assistant, forklift truck driver, hostel receptionist, newspaper distributor, agricultural worker, factory worker.