Dr. Ashley Shaw


I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Philosophy. Before coming to Leeds, I did my graduate work at UCL.

Research interests

I work primarily in the Philosophy of Mind and Action. My research is about motivation in rational self-conscious agents. I am interested in desire, rational agency, reasons, and how they are related. I have been working on the nature of need, and the role of consciousness in enabling knowledge of one’s desires. My recent research activities can be found here

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>