Gabrielle Jackson


Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2011
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1999

Harriman Hall 239
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750

Gabrielle Benette Jackson received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 2011. Since then she has been the Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute, and a Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Social Sciences in Princeton, New Jersey. She joined the faculty at Stony Brook University in 2014.

Jackson’s areas of expertise include phenomenology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and feminist philosophy. Her research addresses the mind-body problem, concerning the complex relations between the mental and the physical. In particular, she is interested in the ways that our mental capacities are shaped by our physical abilities. Her work in this area includes “Gilbert Ryle and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Critique of Descartes,” “Skillful Action in Peripersonal Space,” “The Perception of Empty Space,” “Neurophilosophy and its Discontents,” “The Metaphors of Social Construction: Speaking Surface or Embodied Actor?” and “Seeing What Is Not Seen: At the Intersection of Vision Science, Phenomenology and Architecture.”

Jackson has recently taught courses on neurophenomenology and feminist philosophy within the analytic tradition.


Recent Publications

  • "Neurophilosophy and Its Discontents." The Institute Letter (Summer 2014): 5-6. [PDF]

Curriculum Vitae

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"Art and the Quantum Moment" 


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January 29th


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February 24th

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February 26th

Career Opportunities for Philosophy Majors

March 4th

Husserl's Missing Technologies: Don Ihde Book Presentation
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March 10th

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March 12th

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

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March 24th


"Writing Across and Beyond the Disciplines"

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March 25th


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March 26th


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April 8th


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April 23rd

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