I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University, where I am also a member of the Centre for Vision Research and a Core Member of the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) program. I received my PhD in Philosophy from UCLA in Spring 2018. From 2018-2019 I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology, at the University of Antwerp.
I work mainly in philosophy of mind/psychology/perception. My research focuses on how we perceive the world to be organized, how our perception of the world is itself organized, and how the structure of perception relates to the perception of structure. I look at the findings and underlying commitments of research in perceptual psychology and I draw on conceptual tools developed in philosophy of language in order to better understand the nature of our capacities to grasp the world perceptually. I am the recipient of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for my project Forms of Mind, which investigates the structural warrant that perception supplies to beliefs in virtue of the format or structure of perceptual states.
Together with Chaz Firestone, I am organizing the phiVis: Philosophy of Vision Science Workshop, a satellite event at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. The workshop aims to promote interaction between philosophers of perception and vision scientists.
I grew up in Bozeman, MT and went to college at Montana State University. Before going to UCLA, I got my MA in Philosophy at Brandeis University.
My last name is pronounced: LAN-dee (IPA: 'lændiː)