Me + Philosophy

My philosophical interests are mostly in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. This includes problems around the perception/cognition border, perception and mental illness, whether social categories influence perception (sometimes adversely), and how objects are represented in the mind. These problems also come with some very interesting epistemological questions. On the language side, I'm interested in a cognitivist approach to language: how do intentions influence utterance formations, can social norms be invoked in language without an intention, what functions of speech are processed in the language faculty (if there is one). 

I see problems in philosophy of mind and language as intrinsically connected. I also view the analysis of these problems as an important tool to look at social issues that affect how we think and see the world. Philosophy, for me, has always gone beyond theory to have practical informing power for our daily experiences.