Adriana 

Renero

Philosopher

Photo by Pau Treviño, 2018

About me

I am currently a Lecturer in the Philosophy of Mind at Princeton University, Department of Philosophy as well as a Visiting Research Scholar in the Philosophy of Mind at the Saul Kripke Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), Graduate Center. I just finished my last year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness (2017-2021). 

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).

My research interests include the philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science

(in particular, the mind-body problem, problems on introspection, consciousness, and auditory perception).    I am also interested in epistemology, the history of philosophy, and philosophy of 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

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Adriana_Renero

https://nyu.academia.edu/AdrianaRenero

Updated site: September, 2021

 
 

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I am currently working on “Kripke’s Unpublished Knowledge Argument”

In his unpublished 1979 lectures on the philosophy of mind, Kripke offers another argument against the physicalist thesis that “one who knows all the physical truths—or all the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:

“Experiencing Sound through Time”

“The Routes of Introspection”

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

"A Higher-Order Representation Theory of Introspective Consciousness" (co-author)

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

 

Publications  

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

 

--- (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.

 

Reviews:

 

--- (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

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

                                                                 

June, 2021

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June, 2019

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Nov, 2018

April, 2018

March, 2018

Jan, 2018

Dec, 2017

 

Nov, 2017

 

Aug, 2017

 

May, 2017

May, 2017

Dec, 2016

 
 
Contact me

 

Princeton University

Department of Philosophy 

1879 Hall, Room 122

Princeton, NJ 08544

adriana.renero@princeton.edu

The Saul Kripke Center, CUNY,

Graduate Center

365 Fifth Ave. Room 7118,

New York, NY 10016.

arenero@gc.cuny.edu

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