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The Australian National University

Alma Barner

Position: PhD Student

Phone: 6125 8985, x 58985
Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 4103


I am a PhD student in the School of Philosophy, RSSS at ANU (since March 2011).

Before coming to the ANU I was a PhD student in the DFG Emmy Noether Group ‘Understanding and the A Priori’ in Cologne (Germany). I completed a Magister Artium in Philosophy, Theatre-Film-Television Studies and English at this university. I also studied philosophy at the ENS Paris (France) and Sorbonne Paris IV (France).

My dissertation focuses on the contents and epistemic roles of the imagination.
In it I am defending a specific centered-possible worlds account of the contents of imagination. I also believe that imagination is a source of (non-modal) true justified belief/knowledge.

My supervisors are: Daniel Stoljar (primary supervisor), David Chalmers, Frank Jackson, Paolo Santorio and Susanna Schellenberg.

Research Interests

My research is situated at the intersection between philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and traditional epistemology.

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