Corey J. Maley

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy

University of Kansas

Twitter @CoreyJMaley

I earned my Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton University in the Logic and Philosophy of Science track under the supervision of Gil Harman and Sarah-Jane Leslie.


As an undergraduate interested in cognitive science, I majored in four things, earning a B.S. in computer science, math, and psychology, and a B.A. in philosophy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


I also spent some time doing real science, first as an undergraduate intern with Linda Boland at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, then for two years as a lab manager and research assistant for Jeff Zacks at Washington University in St. Louis.


I have two areas of research interest. First, I want to understand the nature of computation, including what makes a natural or artificial object able to compute, and how computation plays in role in scientific explanation. Second, I want to understand the nature of emotions, including what they are, how we distinguish them from each other, and how we distinguish them from other affective states, such as feelings.