Colin Allen

Distinguished Professor

Office Location

South Hall 5719


  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Biology


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.

BA, University of London (University College)


Allen's main areas of research concern the philosophical foundations of cognitive science and neuroscience. He is particularly interested in the scientific study of cognition in nonhuman animals and computers, and he has published widely on topics in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of biology, and artificial intelligence. He also has several projects in the area of humanities computing.