I’m Luke Roelofs, a philosopher trying to understand the nature of the mind, and this is my 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! Her work can be found at her website and as 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, ‘Reason, Empathy, and the Minds of Others’. My current appointment, 2019-2022, is at New York University.
All comments are welcome. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. My published papers can be found here, on my professional website lukeroelofs.com, and on Philpapers, ResearchGate, Academia.edu.
A note on my blog posts: I’ve posted about once a month for the last few years, 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-or-so-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.