Greg Horne

Greg Horne

Position:

Graduate Student

Campus:

St. George,

Email Address:

Biography:

  • BSc, University of Victoria (Biology and Psychology)
  • MA, Western University (Philosophy)

Greg is a Vanier Scholar of settler ancestry raised on Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Assiniboine territories in Alberta and Saskatchewan. His academic interests dwell largely in philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. He holds a bachelor of science in Psychology and Biology from the University of Victoria, a master’s degree in Philosophy from Western University, and has worked for multiple years with an NGO on Gitxsan territory in British Columbia to protect wild salmon habitat and support Indigenous self-determination. His doctoral research is on panpsychism – the ancient view, resurging today, that consciousness animates all of nature – and particularly whether it can be made consistent with contemporary physics. He is also concerned with the political, moral, and ecological dimensions of different views of the mind and the natural world. Specifically, he is interested in how Western scientific materialism – which reduces consciousness to neural mechanisms – supports environmental exploitation, colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy. A dimension of his research asks whether panpsychism, if embodied in respectful relationship with other ways of knowing, can align with decolonizing, feminist, and land-defense movements.

Research Interests:

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy