Hans-Johann Glock (2014 - 2015)
Hans-Johann Glock is Professor of Philoso- phy at the University of Zurich, and Visiting Professor at the University of Reading. Prof. Glock is a highly accomplished and re- nowned philosopher. His main contributions have been to four distinct areas of research: History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Mind and Animals Cognition. For 2014-15 he received a Research Award of the Alexander of Humboldt Foundation. During his stay, he will collaborate with members of the Depart. of Philosophy II as well as the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution in Bochum. Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
Shaun Gallagher (2012 - 2018)
Shaun Gallagher holds the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He has secondary appointments as Research Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Hertfordshire in England, Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, and as affiliated research faculty member at the Institute of Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida.

His s research focuses on phenomenology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and hermeneutics. He received his Ph.D in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and studied philosophy at Villanova Universityand Leuven, and economics at the State University of New York - Buffalo. He has held visiting positions at several international Universities, including the Centre de Recherche en Epistémelogie Appliquée in Paris; the Ecole Normale Supériure, Lyon; theUniversity of Copenhagen; and the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge. His previous positions include Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Central Florida

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Colin Allen (2010 - 2011)
Colin Allen is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bloomington, Indiana. He is well-known internationally for his outstanding research in animal mind, philosophy of biology and artificial intelligence. It is characteristic for his work that he combines philosophical analysis with empirical cognitive sciences, especially relying on recent developments in animal research and robotics. Important books are entitled "Species of the Mind", "The Cognitive Animal" and "Moral Machines".
John Perry (2000)
John Perry is currently Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and part of the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI.)

He has made significant contributions to areas of philosophy, including logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind and is known primarily for his work on situation semantics (together with Jon Barwise), reflexivity, indexicality, and self-knowledge. Furthermore, he is well known for his contributions towards public understanding of science, including co-hosting the radio-show “Philosophy talk” and the humorous essay "Structured Procrastination", for which he was awarded the Ig Nobel Prize in Literature.

He received his B.A. in philosophy from Doane College in 1964 and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell University in 1968. In 1999, he was awarded with the Jean Nicod Prize and became a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2003.