Peter Fisher Epstein

Project Title

A Unified Approach to Spatial Cognition

Brandeis University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2022–23

Peter Fisher Epstein is assistant professor of philosophy at Brandeis University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. From 2017 to 2020, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Epstein's main research interests are in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and philosophy of science. His work explores the nature of spatial cognition, the prospects of investigating consciousness through empirical science, and the relations among different forms of reasoning.

Selected Publications

  • Epstein, Peter Fisher. “A Priori Concepts in Euclidean Proof.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 118, no. 3 (October 2018): 407-17.
  • Epstein, Peter Fisher. “Shape Perception in a Relativistic Universe.” Mind 127, no. 506 (April 2018): 339-79.
  • Epstein, Peter Fisher. “The Fine-Tuning Argument and the Requirement of Total Evidence.” Philosophy of Science 84, no. 4 (October 2017): 639-58.