#11976 Overall Influence

Shaun Gallagher

American philosopher


Why is this person notable and influential?

American philosopher Shaun Gallagher holds the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis. Gallagher received his PhD in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College after previously studying at Villanova University and the State University of New York-Buffalo.

Gallagher’s work is largely focused in philosophy of mind, cognition, and phenomenology. In particular, Gallagher looks at the relationship between consciousness and behavior, and more to the point, whether there is a relationship at all. Gallagher often draws on a blend of phenomenology, hermeneutics, and neuroscience to make arguments such as cognition and behavior having empirical roots. In other words: Gallagher argues for “embodied cognition.” Gallagher’s approach calls for a reimagining of the mind and brain and how they function. Gallagher’s influence is not just in what he is arguing, but the volume of his arguments; his CV lists hundreds of article publications, to say nothing of books and editing roles.

For his work, Gallagher has received numerous awards and grants, including the Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Award.

Academic Website

Professional Website

Featured in Top Influential Philosophers Today

From Wikipedia

Shaun Gallagher is an American philosopher known for his work on embodied cognition, social cognition, agency and the philosophy of psychopathology. Since 2011 he has held the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis and was awarded the Anneliese Maier Research Award by the Humboldt Foundation . Since 2014 he has been Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong in Australia. He has held visiting positions at Keble College, Oxford; Humboldt University, Berlin; Ruhr Universität, Bochum; Husserl Archives, ENS ; École Normale Supérieure, Lyon; University of Copenhagen; and the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University. He is also known for his philosophical notes on the effects of solitary confinement.

Source: Wikipedia

Published Works

Metadata from Crossref logo

Other Resources


What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Hertfordshire

University in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Canisius College

University in New York, United States

Bryn Mawr College

Historically women's liberal arts college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US

University of Memphis

Public research university in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Macquarie University

University in Sydney, New South Wales

University of Central Florida

Public university in Orlando, Florida, United States

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#1483 World Rank
#5694 World Rank
#5738 World Rank
#5904 World Rank
#7437 World Rank
Political Science
#8518 World Rank
#10834 World Rank
Religious Studies
#12406 World Rank
Computer Science
#12990 World Rank
#20318 World Rank
#22625 World Rank
#31916 World Rank
#33916 World Rank
#37053 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#58930 World Rank
#59106 World Rank
#66783 World Rank
#74814 World Rank
#258493 World Rank