Eugene Philalithis

PhD Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 2.16, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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Current Research

My focus is on human cognition: the structures through which we understand the world, and the ways that understanding is shared.

As a consequence, the majority of my research activity is divided between the cognitive ontology of meaning, the psycholinguistics of dialogue, and philosophical semantics. However, I also maintain a strong interest in scientific / cognitive modelling, artificial intelligence, the evolution of cognition, interactive narratives (e.g. video games) and specialist psychological topics on thinking, language, perception and development.

My research is chiefly associated with the Mind & CognitionLogic & Language and Philosophy of Science research clusters in philosophy, and the Language, Cognition and Communication research group in the department of psychology.  

Undergraduate Teaching

2013 : Tutor, Department of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science 1.

2013-2015 : Tutor, Department of Psychology, Psychology 1.

2014- : Tutor, Department of Philosophy, Mind, Matter and Language.

2014- : Tutor, Department of Philosophy, Logic 1.

2014- : Tutor, Department of Psychology, Psychology 2.

Other Roles

2013-14 : Language@Edinburgh Lunch committee lead.


2013- : PhD Philosophy, University of Edinburgh.

2012-13 : MSc Psychology of Language, University of Edinburgh.

2008-2012 : MA (Hons) Philosophy & Psychology, University of Edinburgh. 


2013-2016 : College of Humanities & Social Science Research Studentship.

2009 : Daniel Garrad Prize for distinction in the philosophy of science.


Research summary

Philosophy of mind and language, philosophy of science, logic; cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics. Human semantics.