I am a DPhil student in philosophy at the University of Oxford. I am also a research member and coordinator of ALIUS, an interdisciplinary research group on altered states of consciousness I have co-founded in 2016. I previously obtained my undergraduate degree from the Sorbonne University (jointly with the École Normale Supérieure), and my Master’s degree from the Institut Jean Nicod.
My philosophical interests lie mainly within the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of cognitive science; I also have a strong interest in the philosophy of perception and metaphysics. My dissertation investigates the notion of self-consciousness. I disambiguate the claim that self-consciousness is necessary for consciousness, and challenge the resulting versions of the claim through conceptual analysis and the study of a variety of empirical cases.
In recent publications, I have discussed new evidence from the study of drug-induced states, meditation and sensory deprivation that shed light on certain philosophical debates about the nature self-consciousness.
I am currently at the Institut Jean Nicod (Paris) as a visiting PhD student for two months to work with Frédérique de Vignemont. After that, I will be finishing my DPhil in London for the rest of the academic year.