About

I am Professor of Cognitive Anthropology in the Department of Philosophy at Leipzig University. I am also part of the newly established Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development and a member of the Junge Akademie.

Before coming to Leipzig, I was Junior Professor of Neurophilosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Magdeburg. Prior to that, I was a Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy.

My research interests are in philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science. In particular, I am interested in self-consciousness, social cognition, the distinction between conceptual and nonconceptual forms of representation, and the relation between personal and subpersonal level explanations. I am also interested in animals minds and the relation between animal and human cognition. My research is guided by the belief that there can be mutually beneficial relations between philosophy and empirical research.

Contact: kristina.musholt at uni-leipzig.de

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