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.