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Professor of Philosophy; Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Concentration in Cognitive Science; Professor of Linguistics; Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
By appointment (email)
Ph.D., Princeton University; A.B., University of Chicago
Cognitive Science Speaker Series Schedule
Philosophy of Mind, especially consciousness, intentionality, sensation, and the self
Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Neuroscience
Philosophy of Language
Courses Recently Taught
Quine and Sellars on Thought and Language (Spring 2021)
Thought, Speech, and Content (Spring 2020)
Consciousness (Fall 2019)
Perception and the Hard Problem (Fall 2018)
Intentionality and the Mental (Spring 2015)
Mental Qualities (Fall 2015)
Theories of Consciousness (Spring 2014)
Descartes (Fall 2012)
"There's Nothing about Mary"
, forthcoming in
Classic Arguments: The Knowledge Argument
, ed. Sam Coleman, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
"Consciousness and Confidence"
, in press.
"Seeming to Seem"
The Philosophy of Daniel Dennett
, ed. Bryce Huebner, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 133-164.
"Quality Spaces, Relocation, and Grain"
Sellars and His Legacy
, ed. James R. O'Shea, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 149-185.
Meditations on First Philosophy
15, 2 (October 2015): 541-548.
"Higher-Order Awareness, Misrepresentation, and Function"
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
, 367, 1594 (May 19, 2012): 1424-1438.
"Awareness and Identification of Self"
Consciousness and the Self: New Essays
, ed. JeeLoo Liu and John Perry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 22-50.
"Empirical Support for Higher-Order Theories of Conscious Awareness"
, with Hakwan Lau,
Trends in Cognitive Sciences,
15, 8 (August 2011): 365-373.
"How to Think about Mental Qualities"
Philosophical Issues: Philosophy of Mind
, 20 (October 2010): 368-393.
"Consciousness and Its Function"
, 46, 3 (2008): 829-840.
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
President, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC), 2008.
Visiting Professor, Nihon University, Tokyo, May 2008.
Visiting Faculty, University of Oxford, June 2003, October 1998, August-September 1996.
Visiting Fellow, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (Universität Bremen), July 1998.
Resident Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Universität Bielefeld, 1989-1990