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Overview


I am a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry. I specialize in Philosophy of Mind and  Social Ontology . I am currently engaged in several collaborative international projects on Collective Intentionality, the Second-Person, Normativity and the role played by culture in human evolution.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2015 Brandom and McDowell: Hermeneutics and normativity
    2017 Continuity skepticism in doubt: a radically enactive take
    2016 A two-step theory of the evolution of human thinking Joint and (various) collective forms of intentionality
    Published in   Journal of Social Ontology

Research Overview


  • My current research focuses on questions concerning the evolution of human-specific cognitive capacities within a naturalistic framework. My main hypothesis is that culture plays a key role in explaining such evolution, in particular  that engagement in socio-cultural normative practices, provides the background for understanding how complex cognitive capacities emerged in natural history. An associated hypothesis is that several forms of sociality and joint action are possible without entertaining mental representations of the mental states of partners in interaction. Classifying and distinguishing different forms of collective engagement and social interaction  along several dimensions of complexity is a central task of this project.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Joint Intentionality, Social Cognition, Normativity, Intentionality, Naturalism, Wittgenstein

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating Inference and Social Cognition Theory: Is Inference Central to the Best Explanations of Cognition?
    Doctor of Philosophy Expecting Better: Feminist Perspectives on the Predictive Processing Framework. Beecroft, Naomi
    Doctor of Philosophy The diachronic mind institutionalized: On the role of temporal hierarchies in neurodevelopment Dengso, Mads

Full Name


  • Glenda Lucila Satne

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Building 19, Room 1101

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2512

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2015 Brandom and McDowell: Hermeneutics and normativity
    2017 Continuity skepticism in doubt: a radically enactive take
    2016 A two-step theory of the evolution of human thinking Joint and (various) collective forms of intentionality
    Published in   Journal of Social Ontology

Research Overview


  • My current research focuses on questions concerning the evolution of human-specific cognitive capacities within a naturalistic framework. My main hypothesis is that culture plays a key role in explaining such evolution, in particular  that engagement in socio-cultural normative practices, provides the background for understanding how complex cognitive capacities emerged in natural history. An associated hypothesis is that several forms of sociality and joint action are possible without entertaining mental representations of the mental states of partners in interaction. Classifying and distinguishing different forms of collective engagement and social interaction  along several dimensions of complexity is a central task of this project.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Joint Intentionality, Social Cognition, Normativity, Intentionality, Naturalism, Wittgenstein

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating Inference and Social Cognition Theory: Is Inference Central to the Best Explanations of Cognition?
    Doctor of Philosophy Expecting Better: Feminist Perspectives on the Predictive Processing Framework. Beecroft, Naomi
    Doctor of Philosophy The diachronic mind institutionalized: On the role of temporal hierarchies in neurodevelopment Dengso, Mads

Full Name


  • Glenda Lucila Satne

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Building 19, Room 1101

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2512

    Australia

Research Areas