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Brendan Lalor



Brendan Lalor has been a full-time philosopher with the Vermont State Colleges since 2008. He specializes in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, focusing on research in psychedelics and fungi. His teaching interests also include ethics, social and political philosophy, ecological philosophy, existentialism, and philosophy of language.

Brendan enjoys playing music, hiking, amateur mycology, food, and gardening. His “Navigator Stout” once placed fourth in the American Homebrewers Association stout competition. But now he brews only kombucha. He loves being a professor at the Castleton campus a few miles from his home over a gorge that’s jaw-droopingly … gorgeous.