Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Melanie Rosen received her undergraduate and masters degrees from Auckland University in New Zealand. As an undergraduate she completed a conjoint degree in arts and fine arts with majors in Philosophy and Sculpture, shifting focus to philosophy to complete her masters. Her PhD was awarded at Macquarie University, in Sydney, Australia, where she spent her candidature shared between the philosophy and cognitive science departments, focusing on philosophy of mind. Her thesis was titled 'Dream Pluralism: a philosophy of the dreaming mind.' During her stay in Sydney, she lectured at several universities including Macquarie, Sydney University, Sydney Institute of Business and Technology and the Australian Catholic University and had a research position at the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation. She started her postdoc in Denmark at Aarhus University's Interacting Minds Centre after winning a Carlsberg foundation distinguished postdoctoral fellowship grant. While in Aarhus, she also taught several courses in their cognitive science department. Her work takes an interdisciplinary approach to philosophy of mind and cognitive science with special interests in altered states of consciousness, dreams, delusions, memory and perception.
More information about Prof. Rosen's work can be found in her Curriculum Vitae.
ROSEN, M. G. (2019). Dreaming of a stable world: vision and action in sleep. Synthese, 1-36.
ROSEN, M. G. (2018). Enactive or inactive? Cranially envatted dream experience and the extended conscious mind. Philosophical Explorations, 21(2), 295-318.
ROSEN, M. G. (2015) I’m thinking your thoughts while I sleep: sense of agency and ownership over dream thought. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2:3, 326-39.
ROSEN, M. G. (2013). What I make up when I wake up: anti-experience views and narrative fabrication of dreams. Frontiers in Psychology, 4. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00514.
ROSEN, M. G. (2020). Drømme/Dreams. (Translated in Danish) Aarhus University Press. https://unipress.dk/udgivelser/d/dr%C3%B8mme/.