Professor of Philosophy
- W 11:00am - 1:00pm (111 Hascall Hall)
- R 2:15pm - 3:30pm (111 Hascall Hall)
Contactmtumulty@colgate.edu (315) 228-6461
I’m interested in questions at the intersection of philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and moral psychology. My new book, Alien Experience, argues that one can sometimes be alienated from a perception (as one can sometimes be alienated from a desire). This has implications for how we think about self-control, bias, cognitive penetration, and representationalist perceptual theories. In my current teaching, I’m thinking about the nature of unconscious cognition. And in my current writing, I’m thinking about how a perception could be epistemically problematic without being inaccurate.
- BA, Williams College
- MSc, University of Edinburgh
- PhD, University of Pittsburgh
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Perception
- Feminist Epistemology
- Feminist Philosophy of Language
- PHIL 341 | Philosophy of Mind
- PHIL 360 | Feminist Philosophy
- PHIL 418 | Unconscious Cognition
- PHIL 101 | Introduction to Philosophical Problems
- CORE 152 | Challenges of Modernity
Alien Experience. Available from Oxford University Press.
Articles, essays, and comments
- Managing Mismatch Between Belief and Behavior. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 95 (3) September 2014: 261-92.
- Delusions and Other Not-Quite-Beliefs. Neuroethics 5 (1) April 2012: 29-37.
- Delusions and Dispositionalism about Belief. Mind and Language 26 (5) November 2011: 596-628.
- Modeling Expressing on Demonstrating. The Journal of Philosophical Research 36 (February 2011): 43-76.
- Showing by Avowing. Acta Analytica 25 (1) March 2010: 35-46.
- Pains, Imperatives, and Intentionalism. Comments and Criticism section of The Journal of Philosophy 106 (3) March 2009: 161-6.
- Diminished Rationality and the Space of Reasons. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (4) December 2008: 601-30.
- Davidson’s Fear of the Subjective. The Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 (3) September 2006: 509-32.
- Feminist Philosophy of Language. In Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers, 2nd ed. Barry Lee, ed. London: Continuum, forthcoming.
- Illocution and Expectations of Being Heard. In Out From the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy. Sharon L. Crasnow and Anita M. Superson, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 217-44.
- How Philosophers Think About Persons, Personal Identity, and the Self. In Personal Identity and Fractured Selves: The Self, Personal Identity, and the Brain. Hilary Bok, Debra J.H. Mathews, and Peter Rabins, eds. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009, 15-37.