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Professor of Philosophy; Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Concentration in Cognitive Science
Ph.D., Princeton University; A.B., University of Chicago
Philosophy of Mind, especially consciousness and intentionality and sensation
Philosophy of Language
Courses Recently Taught
Thought, Speech, and Content (Spring 2017)
Consciousness: Neuroscience and Philosophy (with Professor Ro) (Fall 2016)
Quine and Sellars on Thought and Language (Spring 2016)
Mental Qualities and Perception (Fall 2015)
Intentionality and the Mental (Spring 2015)
Proseminar (Fall 2014)
Theories of Consciousness (Spring 2014)
"Quality Spaces, Relocation, and Grain"
Sellars and His Legacy
, ed. James R. O'Shea, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 149-185.
"Quality Spaces and Sensory Modalities"
The Nature of Phenomenal Qualities: Sense, Perception, and Consciousness,
ed. Paul Coates and Sam Coleman, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015,
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.
"Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness"
Oxford Handbook in the Philosophy of Mind
, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2009, pp. 239-252.
"The Mind and Its Expression"
Self, Language, and Thought
, ed. Eric M. Rubenstein and James R. O'Shea, Atascadero, California: Ridgeview Publishing Company, 2010, pp. 107-126.