Department of Philosophy



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Nancy SalayNancy Salay

Continuing Associate Professor 
B.A. (Waterloo) M.A. (Waterloo) Ph.D. (Dalhousie)

Specialization: Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics 
Office: Watson Hall 
Office Hours: N/A 
Phone: (613) 533.6000 ext. 77030 


Nancy received her PhD in the philosophy of mind, language, and logic from Dalhousie University, but after a research fellowship at Brandeis University and six years working as a computational linguist and ontologist at Cycorp, an AI think-tank in Austin, Texas, her central area of specialization is now embodied cognitive science with a focus on language and representation. Informed by embodied, enactive, and extended insights as well as predictive processing models of cognition, she is developing an externalist, learning-based account of mental representation.