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Barbara Gail Montero
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics (Physicalism)
  • Cognitive Science (Expertise, Consciousness, Proprioception)
  • Aesthetics
  • Utilitarianism in Infinite Worlds 

Courses Recently Taught

  • Metaphysics (Spring 2013)
  • Bodily Awareness (Spring 2009)

Representative Publications

Montero, B. G. (2016), Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind, (Oxford University Press).

Toner, J., Montero, B. and Moran, A. (2015), “The Perils of Automaticity," Review of General Psychology, 19 (4), 431-422.

Montero, B.G. (2015), “Philosophy of Mind in 19th Century Germany,” in The Oxford Handbook of 19th Century German Philosophy, edited by Forster, M. and G. Kristen, Oxford University Press, 354-370.

Montero, B.G. (2013), “Must Physicalism Imply the Supervenience of the Mental on the Physical?” Journal of Philosophy: 93-110.

Montero, B.G., and Evans, C. (2011), “Intuitions without Concepts Lose the Game: Mindedness in the Art of Chess,” Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, 10:2, pp. 175-194.

Montero, B.G. (2013), “The Artist as Critic: Dance Training, Neuroscience and Aesthetic Evaluation,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 71:2, pp. 169–175.

Cole, J. and Montero, B. (2007), “Affective Proprioception” Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts, Special Issue Edited by Shaun Gallagher, 9.2 (2007), pp. 299-317.

Montero, B. (2006), “Proprioception as an Aesthetic Sense,” Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 64: 2, pp. 231-242.

Montero, B. and Papineau, D. (2005), “The Via Negativa Argument for Physicalism,” Analysis, 65:3, pp. 233-237.

Montero, B. (1999), “The Body Problem,” Noûs, 33:3, pp. 183-20.