Arnel Blake Batoon

Arnel Blake Batoon
Graduate Student in Residence

Office Hours

By Appointment

Office Location

South Hall 5717

Specialization

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language, Perception, and Science
  • History of Philosophy

Education

  • Brandeis University

Bio

I was once something of a guitar enthusiast. I also enjoy good metal and jazz music. Basketball is fun too.

Research

I am currently interested in questions concerning the nature of mental representation and causation and explanation. One such question is how can perceptual experiences purport to be revelatory of the world. Another question is in virtue of what do answers to “how” and “why” questions bear explanatory relevance and value. Yet another question is whether the context-relativity of causal claims undermines their objectivity.