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About me

I am currently a Visiting Scholar in New York University, Philosophy Department as well as an Affiliated Research Scholar in the Philosophy of Mind at the Saul Kripke Center in the City University of New York (CUNY), Graduate Center. I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness from 2017 to 2021. I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy from the CUNY, Graduate Center, Philosophy Program (2017). I also have an M.A. in Philosophy from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and a B.A. in Philosophy.

My research interests include the philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science (in particular, consciousness, introspection, the mind-body problem, and auditory perception). I am also interested in epistemology, the history of philosophy, and philosophy of sounds and music.

I served on the advisory board of SWIP-Analytic New York (now called SWIP-NYC) from 2018 to 2020, of which I was the director from 2015 to 2017. Additionally, I was the founder and director of SWIP-Analytic México from 2016 to 2019, and co-founder of SWIP-Analytic Spain in 2018. 


Find also my profile at ORCID

Last Update: September 2022.


Work in progress

I am currently working on “Kripke’s Unpublished Knowledge Argument”

In his unpublished 1979 lectures on the philosophy of mind, Kripke offers another argument against the physicalist thesis that “one who knows all the physical truths—or all the physical facts—knows everything.” This argument appeals to the auditory domain. In this work, I discuss several cases of deaf people, which Kripke provides, and adapt these into one single case: the deaf person case. Then I claim that this is a precursor of Frank Jackson’s “knowledge argument against physicalism” i.e. the often-quoted “Mary case” (1982). In doing so, I compare and contrast Kripke and Jackson’s cases, and argue that the deaf person case constitutes a more persuasive argument against physicalism. I also show that Kripke offers an account of descriptions of the phenomenal character of auditory experiences and pinpoints important aspects of phenomenal character that Jackson does not address.

 I am also working on other papers (titles may vary):

"Conceptual Materialism"

"Auditory Consciousness"

"Philosophical Exchanges"

“Experiencing Sound through Time”

“The Routes of Introspection”

"The Value of Introspective Awareness"

“An Integrative Theory of Introspection” (co-author)

Translation of Susanna Siegel's "Affordances and The Contents of Perception" (2014) to Spanish.  


Publications See my Philpapers

In English:

Click on titles to see pre-print papers or click on journal's name to open journal's site.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Renero, Adriana and Richard Brown (forthcoming). A HORORible Theory of Introspective Consciousness, Journal of Consciousness Studies.

Rener, Adriana (2019). Modes of Introspective Access, Philosophia (online version 2018) and Philosophia vol. 47, no. 3: 823–844. 10

--- (2014). Consciousness and Mental Qualities for Auditory SensationsJournal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 21, no. 9-10: 179-204.

​--- (2013). Nous and Aisthésis: Two Cognitive Faculties in Aristotle, Méthexis, International Journal for Ancient Philosophy, vol. XXVI: 103-120.​

--- (2009). Experience and Consciousness: Enhancing the Notion of Musical Understanding, Crítica, vol. 41, no. 121: 23-46.

Chapters in Volumes:

--- With Rohit Parikh (2017). Justified True Belief: Plato, Gettier, and Turing. In Turing 100: Philosophical Explorations of the Legacy of Alan Turing, eds. Juliet Floyd & Alisa Bokulich, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, Springer.


In Spanish

Click on journal's name to get a PDF version of my paper from the journal's website.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:


--- (2007). Identidad y entendimiento. Schelling o una instancia intermedia entre Kant y Hegel, En-Claves del Pensamiento, vol. 1, no. 2: 23-45.

--- (2007). La estética de Hegel: reflexión sobre la forma romántica del arte en la catedral gótica, Avatares, vol.10, no. 28: 21-33.


--- (2007). Recuerdo y permanencia: una lectura sobre el poema Andenken de Friedrich Hölderlin, Estudios: Filosofía, Historia, Arte, vol. V, no. 81: 109-118.


--- (2006) ¿Qué es el límite?, Ciencia y Desarrollo, vol. 32, no. 199: 16-21.


--- (2006). Logos, Eros y Poiesis: sobre el poema Quejas de Menón por Diótima de F. Hölderlin, Revista Digital Universitaria UNAM, vol. 7, no. 5:1-12.


--- (2005). Psyché y Eros en Platón, Avatares, vol. 8, no. 24: 49-62.


--- (2005). La música en los cultos dionisiacos, Intersticios: Filosofía, Arte, Religión, vol. 10, no. 22-23: 259-271. 


Chapters in Volumes:


--- (2010). Emoción y cognición en música, en Identidad y Diferencia: la filosofía y la ciencia (Labastida y Aréchiga, Eds.), vol. 3, Siglo XXI Editores: 318-24.


--- (2007). La noción de límite en el pensamiento de Eugenio Trías, en El saber filosófico: antiguo y moderno (Martínez Contreras y Ponce de León, Eds.), vol. I, Siglo XXI:  207-215.




--- (2007). "Consideraciones estéticas sobre la hermenéutica de Gadamer” (María Antonia González) Diánoia, vol. LIII, no. 59: 232-41.


--- (2005). "Ética y Condición Humana” (Eugenio Trías), Habitar el límite: una aproximación a la ética de Eugenio Trías, Revista Digital Universitaria, UNAM, vol. 6, no. 4: 154.



Recent (selective) talks

El Argumento del Conocimiento de Saul Kripke

CLEPO y Facultad de Filosofía y Sociedad

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

The Value of Introspection

Forum for Human Values, Center for Human Values

Princeton University, NJ

The Routes of Introspection

Experiences, Series of Seminars in Philosophy of Mind

University of Liege, Liege, Belgium

Kripke Argument Against Materialism

Saul Kripke Seminar

The Graduate Center, CUNY

How does introspection operate?

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC 23)

Western University, London, ON Canada, June 25-28

The Routes of Introspection 

Lecture Series

Mira Group, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

A Pluralist Theory of Introspection

III International Seminar on Cognition, Development

& Psychopathology: Subjectivity and Consciousness

CARE Seminar, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

Introspection about Decision-Making Process

Workshop on Introspection and Self-knowledge

California State University at Chico     


Selective and Voluntary Attention in Introspection

Virtues of Attention Workshop

NYU Shanghai, China                                                                       


Nous and Aisthesis

Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas

UNAM, Mexico City


Kripke’s Unpublished Knowledge Argument

Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness

New York University


A New Pluralist Model of Introspection

Harvard Workshop on Mind and Reality and

Philosophy Department UP

Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City


Consciencia de estados mentales y procesos

Conferencia Magistral, Facultad de Filosofía

Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City

Addressing Skeptical Challenges to Introspection

Centre for Philosophical Psychology

University of Antwerp, Belgium (paper submitted)                                         


Kripke’s Unpublished Knowledge Argument

The Saul Kripke Center                                                                              

CUNY, the Graduate Center


The Deaf Person Case

Tokyo Colloquium of Cognitive Philosophy

and the Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy

University of Tokyo, Japan


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Contact me


New York University

Department of Philosophy

Broadway Block, 5 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10003. 


The Saul Kripke Center, CUNY,

Graduate Center

365 Fifth Ave. Room 7118,

New York, NY 10016.


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