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Stephen Mann

Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

e-mail: stephen_mann@eva.mpg.de

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Curriculum Vitae
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About me

I'm a philosopher of science studying the role of information and representation in cognitive science and biology. Currently I am investigating active inference (a modelling framework) and the free energy principle (a related collection of hypotheses) which have been proposed to explain many features of cognitive and biological systems.
 

Curriculum Vitae

since 2021Guest researcher at DLCE
2016-2020PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra: "Communication and cooperation in evolutionary biology". Awarded December 2020
2013-2015PhD in philosophy at King's College, London: withdrawn December 2015 as part of transfer to ANU
2010-2013Software developer at Weaveability Ltd, Manchester, UK
2006-2010M.Sci in Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK. Equivalent to 3 year Bachelors + 1 year Masters


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Publications

2021

Mann, S. F., & Pain, R. (2021). Teleosemantics and the hard problem of content (advance online). Philosophical Psychology.
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2020

Mann, S. F. (2020). Communication and cooperation in evolutionary biology. PhD Thesis, The Australian National University, Canberra.
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Mann, S. F. (2020). Consequences of a functional account of information. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 11(3), 669-687.
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Roberts, S. G., Killin, A., Deb, A., Sheard, C., Greenhill, S. J., Sinnemäki, K., Segovia-Martín, J., Nölle, J., Berdicevskis, A., Humphreys-Balkwill, A., Little, H., Opie, C., Jacques, G., Bromham, L., Tinits, P., Ross, R. M., Lee, S., Gasser, E., Calladine, J., Spike, M., Mann, S. F., Shcherbakova, O., Singer, R., Zhang, S., Benítez-Burraco, A., Kliesch, C., Thomas-Colquhoun, E., Skirgard, H., Tamariz, M., Passmore, S., Pellard, T., & Jordan, F. (2020). CHIELD: the causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database. Journal of Language Evolution, 5(2), 101-120.
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2018

Mann, S. F., & Pfeifer, J. (2018). [Book review] Studying animal languages without translation: An insight from Ants / by Zhanna Reznikova. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 93(1), 38-38.
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Mann, S. F. (2018). Attribution of information in animal interaction. Biological Theory, 13(3), 164-179.
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