Andrea Christofidou is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Keble College and Lecturer in Philosophy at Worcester College, Oxford. She has taught philosophy at the University of Oxford since 1992, and at Keble since 2001. She previously held lectureships at New College, Balliol, and Wadham College.

She offers undergraduate lectures on Descartes. She has published on the self, on the First Person, on the problem of consciousness, and on Descartes, in all four areas arguing from a dualist perspective against the physicalist view that has come to dominate Anglo-American or analytic philosophy.

Christofidou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, moving with her family to England at the age of fifteen. Before 1979, when she started her philosophical studies, she worked in merchant banking in the City of London, supporting her mother and two brothers after the early death of her father. She received her B.Sc. in philosophy from City University, London, and her M.A. and Ph.D from Birkbeck College, London. Her doctoral thesis was on "The Metaphysics of the Self: Self-Identification and Self-Ascription".

She has worked on English translations of the poetry of Constantine P. Cavafy and Kostas Karyotakis.

Selected publications

"Consciousness Razing", The Times Higher Education Supplement, 29 July 1994, originally published under the title "A Difficult Subject for Experiment")
"First Person: The Demand for Identification-Free Self-Reference" (Journal of Philosophy, XCII:4, April 1995, pp 223–234)
"The Self and the Objective World" (Skepsis, Summer 1999)
"Subjectivity and the First Person: Some Reflections" (Philosophical Inquiry, vol. XXI, Summer-Fall 1999, pp 1–27)
"Self-Consciousness and the Double Immunity" (Philosophy, vol. 75, Autumn 2000, pp 539–569)
"Descartes' Dualism: Correcting Some Misconceptions" (The Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. XXXIX, No 2, April 2001, pp 215–238.)
"God, Physicalism, and the Totality of Facts" (Philosophy, vol. 82, October 2007, pp 515–542)


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