Dr Raamy Majeed


I moved to Auckland after a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Prior to that I lectured at Lehigh Universty, and then before that at the University of Otago. I did my PhD at the University of Sydney, where I wrote a dissertation on the 'hard' problem of consciousness: the problem of explaining how and why physical processing gives rise to experiences with a phenomenal character. These days, I work on topics at the intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitive science; I am especially interested in emotions. 

You can find more information on my website.

Teaching | Current

PHIL 261 / PHIL 361 Metaphysical Structures of the World

PHIL 745 Philosophy of Mind 1

Areas of expertise

  • Philosophy of mind
  • Cognitive science
  • Metaphysics
  • Aesthetics

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Majeed, R. (2020). Does modularity undermine the pro-emotion consensus?. MIND & LANGUAGE, 35 (3), 277-292. 10.1111/mila.12241
  • Majeed, R. (2020). What Not to Make of Recalcitrant Emotions. ERKENNTNIS10.1007/s10670-019-00216-0
  • Majeed, R. (2019). What can information encapsulation tell us about emotional rationality?. The Value of Emotions for Knowledge (pp. 51-69). 10.1007/978-3-030-15667-1_3
  • Majeed, R. (2018). Do gestalt effects show that we perceive high-level aesthetic properties?. Analysis10.1093/analys/any002
  • Majeed, R. (2017). Ramseyan humility: The response from revelation and panpsychism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 47 (1), 75-96. 10.1080/00455091.2016.1226670
  • Majeed, R. (2017). Why the Canberra plan won’t help you do serious metaphysics. Synthese10.1007/s11229-017-1430-z
  • Majeed, R. (2016). The hard problem & its explanatory targets. Ratio, 29 (3), 298-311. 10.1111/rati.12103
  • Majeed, R. (2016). From zombie art to dead art. Think, 15 (43), 25-37. 10.1017/S147717561600004X

Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 4, Room 419
New Zealand