I’m a philosopher with a background in the social sciences and research interests in foundational questions about the ‘social mind’



I am currently the Project Coordinator of The Human Mind Project at the School of Advanced Study in the University of London

What I am up to

A popular piece on the ‘philosophy’ of The Human Mind Project has just appeared in a longer article on the brain race in Nesta‘s magazine TheLong+Short. Illustrations are very cool.

Done good work on collective intelligence with Stefana Broadbent recently. Here‘s a short piece by Stefana, and our policy report is just about to go public. More to come soon.

The programme of Social Change in the Brain Age is now complete, feel free to email me for info and registration. I’m also chairing and speaking in a symposium on Brian Epstein’s new book at the Fourth Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology (ENSO IV) – same month (September).


Book Cover


Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition was released in July 2014 (Amazon.UK and Amazon.com). Paul Roth reviews it in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.