Eric Mandelbaum

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Perception, Cognition, Epistemology


  • PhD UNC Chapel Hill


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Baruch College

Courses Recently Taught

  • Ignorance and Stupidity, Spring 2018

  • Cognitive Architecture, Fall 2016 

  • Perception, Fall 2014 (co-taught with Ned Block) 

Representative Publications

  • “The Best Game in Town: The Re-Emergence of the Language of Thought Hypothesis Across the Cognitive Sciences” (with Jake Quilty-Dunn & Nic Porot) Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Target article. 2023. 1-55

  • “How the Cognitive Science of Belief Can Transform the Study of Mental Health” (with Nic Porot). JAMA Psychiatry, 2023.

  • “The Sound of Slurs: A Phonoaesthetic Theory” (with Steven Young). Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy (eds. Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols), forthcoming.

  • “Everything and More: The Prospects of Whole Brain Emulation” Journal of Philosophy, 19, no. 8: 444-459, (2022).

  • “The Science of Belief: A Progress Report,” (with Nic Porot) WIREs Cognitive Science, (2021).

  • “The Outlier Paradox: The Role of Iterative Ensemble Coding in Discounting Outliers” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance (with Michael Epstein, Jake Quilty-Dunn, & Tatiana Emmanouil), 46, no. 11: 1267–1279, (2020).

  • “Troubles with Bayesianism: An Introduction to the Psychological Immune System”, Mind and Language (2019)

  • “Against Dispositionalism: Belief in Cognitive Science”, (with Jake Quilty-Dunn) Philosophical Studies (2018)

  • “Seeing and Conceptualizing: Modularity and the Shallow Contents Of Perception,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2018) 94:3

  • “Attitude, Inference, Association: On the Propositional Structure of Implicit Bias”, Nous (2016).

  • “Thinking Is Believing”, Inquiry 57, no. 1 (2014): 55-96.

Eric Mandelbaum - Associate Professor -  profile photo


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Baruch College