I'm a philosopher of mind.

Most of my work is also connected to value theory, epistemology, metaphysics, or cognitive science.

I received​ my PhD from New York University in 2019. Before that, I studied Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Brown University.

In 2019-20, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University through its Value of Consciousness project.

From 2020-24, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo through its ConsciousBrainConcepts project.

During 2020-21, I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at Australian National University through its Centre for Consciousness.

My principal research projects focus on:

  1. the formal structure of conscious experiences.

  2. a consciousness-first approach to ethics and metaethics.


The Value of Life Itself

Is Consciousness Continuous?

Consciousness Makes Things Matter

How We Know Pain Is Bad

Knowing What It's Like

Objective Phenomenology

First-Person Technology

The Structure of Analog Representation

Co-authors: Gabriel Rabin & Joshua Myers

Reach me at andrew.yuan.lee@gmail.com.

Here is my​ CV.

You can also find me on PhilPeople.


Modeling Mental Qualities

* Forthcoming in the Philosophical Review

The Microstructure of Experience

Journal of the American Philosophical Association

2019, 5 (3):286–305

Is Consciousness Intrinsically Valuable?

Philosophical Studies

2018, 175 (1):1–17