I’m Luke Roelofs, a philosopher trying to understand the nature of the mind, and this is my personal blog.
I was born and grew up in London, UK, but moved to Toronto, Canada, in 2009 to start my PhD, which I completed in 2015. That’s also where I met my partner Katlyn (whose cover art for my book forms this site’s header image).
My first academic appointment was at the Australian National University in Canberra, from 2015-2017, where I wrote a book based on my doctoral dissertation: ‘Combining Minds’. I then worked in Germany for 2017-2019, at the Ruhr-University Bochum, on a different project, ‘Empathic Reason: Imagination, Morality, and the Minds of Others’. My current appointment, 2019-2023, is at New York University.
All comments are welcome. I can be contacted at email@example.com. Information about my work, and copies of my publications can be found on my professional website lukeroelofs.com.
A note on my blog posts: I posted about once a month over 2017-2020; back in 2010 and 2011, I posted about once a week. In between (2012-2016) I posted not at all. So the posts can be divided into about 30 more recent posts, articulating the thoughts of me-as-a-thirty-odd-year-old, and about 120 much older posts from a decade ago, when I was in my early 20s. Although I don’t think I would actively disavow any of the older posts, I suspect I would write many of them quite differently now, so please bear that in mind when reading them.