Dr Marie Guillot

Senior Lecturer
School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr Marie Guillot



Marie studied philosophy in France, at the Ecole Normale Superieure (Fontenay St Cloud), at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and at the Institut Jean Nicod, where she did her PhD as well as an M.Sc. in cognitive science. She also studied fine arts at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (Paris). Before joining Essex, she was a research fellow at the Institut Jean Nicod, at LOGOS (Universitat de Barcelona), and at University College London. She has published articles in journals such as Ergo, Synthese, Teorema, the Review of Philosophy and Psychology and Philosophical Explorations, mostly on self-consciousness, subjectivity, the first person in language and in thought and its pathological manifestations, and indexicals. With Manuel García-Carpintero (LOGOS), she is co-editor of a volume of essays on the "mineness" of conscious mental state and related notions, entitled Self-Experience. Essays on Inner Awareness (OUP 2023). Another avenue of research concerns ethical and political issues associated with speech-acts. In 2021-3, Marie is working on truth, trust and dishonesty as a Fellow within the Honesty Project (Wake Forest University / Carnegie Mellon University):

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Philosophy of mind

Open to supervise

philosophy of language

Open to supervise


Open to supervise

philosophy of psychology

Open to supervise

Speech acts

Current research

The first person (linguistic and mental)


context-dependent representations

de se content





phenomenal concepts

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Alberto Barbieri
Alberto Barbieri
Degree subject: Occasional Study: Philosophy (Research)
Degree type: Occasional Postgraduate Study
Awarded date: 13/1/2019


Journal articles (8)

Guillot, M. and O'Brien, L., (2023). Self Matters. Ergo. 9 (0)

Guillot, M., (2017). I Me Mine: on a Confusion Concerning the Subjective Character of Experience. Review of Philosophy and Psychology. 8 (1), 23-53

Guillot, M., (2016). Thinking of oneself as the thinker: the concept of self and the phenomenology of intellection. Philosophical Explorations. 19 (2), 138-160

Guillot, M., (2014). Identification-free at last semantic relativism, evans's legacy and a unified approach to immunity to error through misidentification. Teorema. 33 (3), 7-30

Billon, A. and Guillot, M., (2014). Can Fregeans have 'I'-thoughts?. Revista de Filosof�a de la Universidad de Costa Rica. 53 (136), 97-105

Guillot, M., (2013). The limits of selflessness: semantic relativism and the epistemology of de se thoughts. Synthese. 190 (10), 1793-1816

Guillot, M., (2012). Anscombe aurait-elle été relativiste?. Répha. 6, 55-71

Guillot, M., (2004). Wittgenstein, Freud, Austin : voix thérapeutique et parole performative. Revue de métaphysique et de morale. n° 42 (2), 259-277

Books (1)

(2023). Self-Experience. Oxford University PressOxford. 019880539X. 9780198805397

Book chapters (4)

García-Carpintero, M. and Guillot, M., (2023). Introduction. In: Self-Experience. Oxford University PressOxford. 1- 24. 019880539X. 9780198805397

Guillot, M., (2023). The Phenomenal Concept of Self and First-Person Epistemology. In: Self-Experience. Oxford University PressOxford. 223- 249. 019880539X. 9780198805397

Guillot, M., (2019). Thinking of oneself as the thinker: the concept of self and the phenomenology of intellection. In: Conscious Thinking and Cognitive Phenomenology. Routledge. 44- 66

Guillot, M., (2014). Connaissance de soi et connaissance du mien : Pour une approche phénoménale unifiée de l’immunité aux erreurs d’identification. In: Connaître. Questions d’epistémologie contemporaine. Editors: Chevallier, J. and Gautier, B., . Editions d'Ithaque. 978-2916120553

Grants and funding


Truth and trust: bullshit as a via negativa towards understanding morally excellent honesty

Wake Forest University



Colchester Campus