Pure and General

About Me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney. Prior to coming to UNSW in 2009, I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Before turning to philosophy, I studied computer science at the National Technical University of Athens, in Greece.

I work primarily in the intersection of philosophy of mind and epistemology. My overarching interest has been the human capacity to do things for reasons. This has led me to explore topics in the theory of reasoning, the philosophy of action, and self-knowledge.

I also have an interest in the history of philosophy, especially Kant.

I can be reached by email here.

My PhilPapers profile is here, and my Academia.edu profile here.

You can read about some of my views about action in a brief interview I did with István Zárday for the Philosophy of Action website.

Markos Valaris