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René Jagnow

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR--Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Perception

René Jagnow is Associate Professor of Philosophy. He completed his Master’s degree at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 1996 and received his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montréal in 2003. Before coming to UGA in 2006, he taught as Visiting Assistant Professor at Middlebury College in Vermont. Dr. Jagnow’s research interests lie mainly in the area of the philosophy of mind and, more specifically, the philosophy of perception. He is particularly interested in the relationship between the phenomenal character of perceptual experiences and their representational contents. Most recently, he has been working on questions about depiction and pictorial experience. In his seminars, he often covers topics in contemporary philosophy of mind, including the nature of consciousness and the relationship between mind and world. In addition, he has also taught seminars on Wittgenstein, Husserl, and pictorial representation.

Research Interests:
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Perception
  • Phenomenology
Selected Publications:

“Experiencing Atmospheres in Paintings,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, (forthcoming).

”The Particularity of Photographic Experience,” Theoria, 2023: 89(2), 216-31.

“Twofold Pictorial Experience,” Erkenntnis, 2021: 86, 853-874.

“Representationalism, Double Vision, and Afterimages: A Response to Işık Sarıhan,” Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 2020: 20(3), 435-451.

"Depicting Depictions," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2017: 98(S1), 453–479.  

“Can We See Natural Kind Properties?” Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, 2015, 183-205.

“Color Discrimination and Monitoring Theories of Consciousness,” in Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2012: 90 (1), 57-74

“Representationalism and the Perspectival Character of Perceptual Experience,” Philosophical Studies, 2012: 157 (2), 227-249

“Ambiguous Figures and the Spatial Contents of Perceptual Experience: A Defense of Representationalism,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2011: 10 (1), 325- 346

“Shadow-Experiences and the Phenomenal Complexity of Color,” dialectica, 2010: 64 (2), 187-212

“How Representationalism Can Account for the Phenomenal Significance of Illumination,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2009: 8 (4), 551-572

“Disappearing Appearances: On the Enactive Approach to Spatial Perceptual Content,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 2008: 46 (1), 45-67

“Edmund Husserl on the Applicability of Formal Geometry,” Intuition and the Axiomatic Method, eds. Emily Carson and Renate Huber (Dordrecht: Springer, 2006), 67- 85.

Articles Featuring René Jagnow

Associate Professor Elizabeth Brient presented the keynote lecture, “The Infinite Sphere as Think Tank: Suspension (of the finite in the infinite/ of the infinite in the finite) as Meditative Praxis” at the…

Professor Yuri Balashov gave a talk on "Harnessing the Power of Domain Adaptation" at the Annual Conference of the American Translators…

Edward Halper, Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor published an opinion piece in the December 3, 2020 issue of the…

Events featuring René Jagnow
The Athenaeum, 287 W Broad St.

The “Aesthetics in the Expanded Field” pre-seed grant team hosts an interdisciplinary aesthetics workshop at the Athenaeum on Friday, May 6. The schedule includes:

9-10am breakfast and coffee

10-10:50am: Rebecca Wallbank (Uppsala) "The relationship between aesthetic value and social cohesion"


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