Alessandra Buccella

Incoming postdoc

Dr. Buccella received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. At the core of her work lies the relationship between so-called ‘subjective’ and ‘objective’ aspects of experience. On the one hand, experience discloses the world to us, making its objective features available for knowledge and action. On the other hand, experience is irreducibly subjective and perspectival. In her research, Dr. Buccella explores the co-dependent notions of objectivity and perspective in different contexts, at the interface between philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. More specific topics include perceptual constancy, the role of mental representations in cognitive science, feminist themes in enactive-embodied theories of cognition, and the philosophical foundations of machine learning.