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René Jagnow

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR--Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Perception

René Jagnow is Associate Professor of Philosophy. He completed his Master’s degree at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 1996 and received his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montréal in 2003. Before coming to UGA in 2006, he taught as Visiting Assistant Professor at Middlebury College in Vermont. Dr. Jagnow’s research interests lie mainly in the area of the philosophy of mind and, more specifically, the philosophy of perception. He is particularly interested in the relationship between the phenomenal character of perceptual experiences and their representational contents. Most recently, he has been working on questions about depiction and pictorial experience. In his seminars, he often covers topics in contemporary philosophy of mind, including the nature of consciousness and the relationship between mind and world. In addition, he has also taught seminars on Wittgenstein, Husserl, and pictorial representation.

Research Interests:
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Perception
  • Phenomenology
Selected Publications:


"Representationalism, Double Vision, and Afterimages: A Response to Işık Sarıhan," Croatian Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming)

"Twofold Pictorial Experience," Erkenntnis (forthcoming).

"Depicting Depictions," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2017: 98(S1), 453–479.  

“Can We See Natural Kind Properties?” Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, 2015, 183-205.

“Color Discrimination and Monitoring Theories of Consciousness,” in Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2012: 90 (1), 57-74

“Representationalism and the Perspectival Character of Perceptual Experience,” Philosophical Studies, 2012: 157 (2), 227-249

“Ambiguous Figures and the Spatial Contents of Perceptual Experience: A Defense of Representationalism,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2011: 10 (1), 325- 346

“Shadow-Experiences and the Phenomenal Complexity of Color,” dialectica, 2010: 64 (2), 187-212

“How Representationalism Can Account for the Phenomenal Significance of Illumination,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2009: 8 (4), 551-572

“Disappearing Appearances: On the Enactive Approach to Spatial Perceptual Content,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 2008: 46 (1), 45-67

“Edmund Husserl on the Applicability of Formal Geometry,” Intuition and the Axiomatic Method, eds. Emily Carson and Renate Huber (Dordrecht: Springer, 2006), 67- 85.

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