André Sant'Anna

I'm a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Otago, New Zealand. From October to December 2017, I was a DAAD visiting student in the Institut für Philosophie II at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Before coming to Otago, I did a B.A. in Philosophy at the State University of Maringá in Brazil, where I'm originally from.

I'm currently writing a dissertation in philosophy of mind, with particular emphasis on perception and memory. I defend a hybrid view of perception and memory that brings together elements from traditional representational and relational accounts. My hybrid approach is broadly pragmatist in that it draws inspiration from the early attempts of the classical pragmatist philosopher Charles S. Peirce to reconcile direct and indirect realism, of which representational and relational views are contemporary descendants.

A more detailed description of my research topics can be found in my Research page.