Image Description: this bust photo shows Seth Goldwasser. He short black hair, brown eyes, a beard, and is wearing square full-rimmed glasses. He is also wearing a black shirt underneath a blue, green, and red flannel shirt.
I am a Doctoral Candidate at University of Pittsburgh's Philosophy Department. I am also a Graduate Student Trainee at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University’s joint neuroscience research and education program. Prior to coming to Pitt, I received my BA in Philosophy from Auburn University (where I benefited greatly from Eric Marcus's mentorship) after transferring from Winthrop University.
I work primarily on mental action as it relates to memory and imagination. I also have interests in epistemic injustice as well as biological normativity and function.
My dissertation focuses on skillful mental action, proposing that the activity of constructing representations in imagining is skillful and that mnemic processing that results in declarative remembering is an extension of this skillful activity. I am pursuing this research under the mentorship of Colin Allen, Robert Brandom, Kate Hazel Stanton (see also), and Wayne Wu.