The Dennes Room

Alina Wang

Alina Wang

E-mail: alina_wang@berkeley.edu

Perception, language, normativity, and naturalism have captured me. I like to approach these areas from the perspectives of embodied cognitive science, existential phenomenology, and transcendental idealism.

I have recently investigated the possibility of extreme cognitive penetration. This has left me curious about the relation between perception and reflection (tied to language, among other re-presentational media), as functionally distinct modes of presentation. I wonder about the possibility of freedom that might arise from this relation.

Indo-Buddhist philosophy, the history of science (especially psychology, psychiatry, and medicine), and historical/archaeological methods are also important to me. I will happily draw your portrait if you ask, although there is no guarantee it will look like you!