L’Hote works on philosophy of mind and its many cognates (including philosophy of science and neuroethics), on core issues in metaphysics and epistemology, and on feminist philosophy, all in the analytic tradition.
Her research engages contemporary iterations of the so-called "mind-body problem," and generally advances the thesis that mindedness defies reductive explanation. She is now working on a book, The Neuroscientist’s Dilemma, in which she argues that brain mapping initiatives cannot succeed until they abandon reductive physicalism.
Other work focuses on the relationship between mental states and moral endeavors, for example, between memory, emotion and forgiveness.
L’Hote, C. (2013). “From non-minds to minds: biosemantics and the tertium quid. The Origins of Mind: The Biological Beginnings and Evolutionary Development of the Human Mind. Dordrecht: Springer. 85-95.
L’Hote, C. (2012). Philosophy in the wild: An introductory exercise. Teaching Philosophy 35:3. 263-274.
L’Hote, C. (2012). From content-externalism to vehicle-externalism. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 51(2) 275-287.
L’Hote, C. (2010). Charles Griswold’s Forgiveness. Journal of Value Inquiry, 44(2) 261-268.
L’Hote, C. (2010). Biosemantics: An evolutionary theory of thought. Evolution: Education and Outreach 3(2) 265-274.
L’Hote, C. (2009). Asher Seidel’s Inhuman Thoughts. Metapsychology (13)2.
Selected Conferences and Presentations
L’Hote, C. (2015). Lewis and logic. ‘Oh, Frabjous Day! A Panel Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Invited Panel, Humanities Colloquium, SMC.
L’Hote, C. (2015). Blue to blue: aligning mind and brain. Invited, The Mind and Life Institute, Amherst College. Amherst, MA.
L’Hote, C. (2014). (Neural) activity and consciousness. Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference. Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ.
L’Hote, C. (2013). Memory, moral agency, and forgiveness. Invited, Colgate University. Hamilton, NY.
Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Brown University. Providence, RI. 2013.
L’Hote, C. (2013). Inception and solutions to skepticism. Invited, SMC Film Series. SMC.
New Waves in Philosophy of Mind Online Conference. Eidyn: The Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind and Normativity. 2012.
Evolution and Function of Consciousness Conference, Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition. UQAM Institute of Cognitive Science, Montreal, QC. 2012.
L’Hote, C. (2012). The space of consciousness. Toward a Science of Consciousness. Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ.
L’Hote, C. (2011). Forgiveness and feeling. Annual Joint Meeting of the Mind Association and the Aristotelian Society. Society for Women in Philosophy. University of Sussex, England.
Northern New England Philosophical Association Annual Conference, SMC. 2011.
L’Hote, C. (2010). Human rights. Invited Panelist, Philosophy Club. SMC.
L’Hote, C. (2010). Louise Antony’s ‘Multiple realization: Keeping it real.’ Invited, UVM Metaphysics and Mind Group, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.
L’Hote, C. (2010). Impossible virtue: Against the new posthumanism. Invited, Ethics Group, UVM Department of Philosophy. Burlington, VT.
L’Hote, C. (2009). Philosophy and the body. Invited, Gender Issues and Society. SMC.
American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Eastern Division, New York, NY. 2009.
L’Hote, C. (2009). “Forgiving is not forgetting, but what does it mean to remember? Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries. Salzburg, Austria.
L’Hote, C. (2009). Vehicle-externalism and content-externalism. Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind, Institute of Cognitive Science. University of Osnabrueck, Germany.
Extended Mind Thesis in Theory and Applications Conference, Zentrum fur Internationale Friedenseinsatze (ZiF). Invited. Universiteit Bielefeld, Germany. 2009.
L’Hote, C. (2009). Can the virtual be spiritual? Invited Panelist, Technology, Spirituality, and the Intellectual Life Series. SMC.
L’Hote, C. (2008). Ecofeminism. Invited, Gender Issues and Society. SMC.
L’Hote, C. (2008). On the possibility of forgiveness. Invited Panelist, Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower. SMC.
L’Hote, C. (2007). Thoughtlessness: Cognitive and ethical dimensions. International Conference on the Value of Knowledge. The Knowledge, Belief, and Normativity Project. Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands.
L’Hote, C. (2007). The narrative-narrative? Narrative Alternatives to Theories of Mind, Consciousness in a Natural and Cultural Context Initiative. Centre for Normativity and Narrative, European Science Foundation. University of Hertfordshire, England.
L’Hote, C. (2007). Mind mapping. Invited, Humanities Colloquium, SMC.
L’Hote, C. (2007). Philosophy and feminism. Invited, Gender Issues and Society, SMC.
UVM-Dartmouth Philosophy Symposium, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. 2007.