Dr Tom Cochrane

Lecturer in Philosophy

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences North (3116)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Born in the UK, Tom completed his BA (hons) in philosophy at University College London, followed by a MA in music composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, and then a PhD in philosophy at the University of Nottingham. His PhD supervisor was Gregory Currie.

Following his PhD, Tom was a postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva (2007-2010). He was then an international visiting fellow at the Sonic Arts Research Center, Queen's University Belfast (2010-2012), before moving to the University of Sheffield as a lecturer (2012-2017). After a brief stint at the University of York in 2017, he joined Flinders in February 2018.

Tom's main areas of expertise are the philosophy of emotions and related issues in psychology, extended and collective cognition, and aesthetics (particularly music). He also has interests in metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy.

He is the editor of The Emotional Power of Music (Oxford University Press, 2013) and the author of The Emotional Mind: A control theory of affective states (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Qualifications

BA (hons) Philosophy, University College London, 1999
MA Music Composition, Birmingham Conservatoire, 2001
PhD Philosophy, University of Nottingham, 2007

Honours, awards and grants

Jacobsen Fellowship, 2004-2005
Swiss National Science Foundation grant, ‘The Mood Organ: Putting theories of Musical Expression into Practice', 2010-2012.
EU FP7 Emerging Technologies grant, ‘Social Interaction and Entrainment using Music Performance Experimentation', 2010-2013

Key responsibilities

Teaching and research, College of Humanties, Arts and Social Science

Research expertise
Art theory and criticism
Cognitive science
Performing arts
Philosophy
Psychology
Topic coordinator
PHIL1030 Individual and Society
PHIL1060 Critical Reasoning
PHIL3605 Emotion, Ethics, Religion
PHIL2607 Happiness and the good life
Topic lecturer
PHIL1030 Individual and Society
PHIL1060 Critical Reasoning
PHIL3605 Emotion, Ethics, Religion
PHIL2607 Happiness and the good life
Supervisory interests
Digial music composition
Emotions
Philosophy
Publications
Expert for media contact
Collective and extended cognition
Music
Philosophy
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Interests
  • Collective and extended cognition
  • Music
  • Philosophy

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