mark fortney_0.jpg

I’m a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Toronto. I finished my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Toronto in 2017. 

My work has been accepted for publication at Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Journal of The American Philosophical Association, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Consciousness and Cognition, Theory & Psychology, and Philosophia.

My current research is about what makes attention valuable for us. I focus on the role attention plays in helping us know ourselves, have insights, and feel compassion. My approach is empirically informed and draws on philosophy from multiple traditions, including for instance,  Buddhaghosa’s and Simone Weil’s work on attention.