Edouard Machery, distinguished professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, has been elected president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology for 2023-24.
The society is a professional organization for “philosophically interested psychologists and psychologically interested philosophers” in North America.
Machery, who also serves as director of Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, is no stranger to the border between those two disciplines. An author of more than 150 papers across journals focusing on cognition, psychology, behavior and philosophy, his work tackles the philosophical issues raised by cognitive science.
He also does research on issues of methods and statistics in experimental psychology and is a leader of the Geography of Philosophy Project, a global network of scholars tackling cross-cultural differences and similarities in perceptions of wisdom and knowledge.