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David Bourget

Department of Philosophy, Western University
Stevenson Hall, Room 3142
1151 Richmond St
London ON, N6A 5B8, Canada

About me

I'm an associate professor in philosophy and director of the Centre for Digital Philosophy at Western University (previously known as the University of Western Ontario), as well as executive director and tech lead at the PhilPapers Foundation. I obtained my PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University under the supervision of David Chalmers (2010). I also hold a BSc in computer science from l'Université Laval (2002). I was born and raised in Québec City.


My current philosophical research investigates the role of consciousness in grounding meaning, concepts, and non-conscious mental states. Recently I've also been thinking about debunking arguments, the metaphysics of intentionality, and issues in metaphilosophy. I am involved in AI research whose products will hopefully power future iterations of PhilPapers. You can find my papers below.

Computing projects

I lead a number of computing projects that support research in philosophy:
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