Antonia Peacocke

I'm a philosopher working on mind, action, epistemology, and aesthetics.

I'm finishing up a book on mental action (working title "Mental Means"). In this book, I provide a framework for thinking about how we take means to our mental actions. With that framework, we can see how it's possible to know your own actions de re, and how it's possible for a thought with one content to constitute a thought with another content. I apply the system to explain what an epistemic action is, why norms apply to judgments, how we make inferences, why mental images get tagged with more content in imagination, and more. I'd love comments!—just email me for a working draft.

I've been at Stanford University since 2019. Before that, I was at NYU as a Bersoff Faculty Fellow. Before that, I got my Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of John Campbell and Barry Stroud.