Articles by topic

(a) Consciousness
(b) Dual-process theories of reasoning
(c) Language and thought
(d) The nature of belief
(e) Delusions
(f) Implicit bias
(g) Self-knowledge and self-deception
(h) Miscellaneous mind pieces
(i) Logic
(j) Other pieces
(k) Book reviews


(a) Consciousness


Not disillusioned: Reply to commentators. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23(11-12) (2016). Show abstract.

Illusionism as a theory of consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23(11-12) (2016). (Target article for special issue on illusionism.) Show abstract.

Why panpsychism fails to solve the mystery of consciousness, Aeon, September 2016. Reprinted in The Atlantic, under the title ‘Why panpsychism is probably wrong’

Consciousness is a life-transforming illusion, Aeon (commissioned ‘viewpoint’), June 2015

Review of Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey. Philosophical Quarterly, 64(255): 338-40 (2014).

A diet, but not the qualia plan. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(2): 679-80 (2012). Show abstract.

Quining diet qualia. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(2): 667-76 (2012), doi:10.1016/j.concog.2011.04.001 Show abstract.

Mind and consciousness (with Maria Kasmirli). In J. Shand (ed.), The Central Issues of Philosophy, (pp. 107-20). Blackwell, 2009.

The anti-zombie argument. Philosophical Quarterly, 57(229): 650-66, (2007) doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2007.510.x. Ukrainian translation Аргумент антизомбі by Ulyana Lushch in Andriy Synytsya (ed.) Антологія сучасної аналітичної філософії, або жук залишає коробку (Anthology of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, or Beetle Leaves a Box), pp.337-62, L’viv: Litopys, 2014. Show abstract.

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(b) Dual-process theories of reasoning


Foreword: Cooking eggs on a toaster. In L. Macchi, M. Bagassi, and R. Viale (eds), The Cognitive Unconscious and Human Rationality (pp. vii-x). MIT Press, 2016.

Dennett’s dual-process theory of reasoning. In C. Muñoz-Suárez and F. De Brigard, F. (eds.) Content and Consciousness Revisited (pp. 73-92). Springer, 2016. Show abstract.

Dual systems and dual attitudes. Mind & Society, 11(1): 41-51 (2012), doi: 10.1007/s11299-011-0094-5. Show abstract.

Dual-process and dual-system theories of reasoning. Philosophy Compass, 5(10): 914-26 (2010), doi: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00330.x. Show abstract.

Scalar implicature: Inference, convention, and dual processes (with Maria Kasmirli). In K. Manktelow, D. Over & S. Elqayam (eds), The Science of Reason: A Festschrift for Jonathan St. B. T. Evans (pp. 259-81). Psychology Press. Show abstract.

The duality of mind: An historical perspective. With Jonathan Evans. In J. Evans and K. Frankish (eds.), In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (pp.1-29). Oxford University Press, 2009. Show abstract.

Systems and levels: Dual-system theories and the personal-subpersonal distinction. In J. Evans and K. Frankish (eds), In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond, (pp.89-107). Oxford University Press, 2009. Show abstract.

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(c) Language and thought


Inner speech and outer thought. In P. Langland-Hassan and A. Vicente (eds.), Inner Speech: New Voices, Oxford University Press, 2018. Show abstract.

Evolving the linguistic mind. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, 9: 206-14 (2010). Show abstract.

Language, consciousness, and cross-modular thought. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(6): 685-6 (2002). Show abstract.

Evolving the linguistic mind. In J-L. Dessalles & L. Ghadakpour (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Evolution of Language Conference (pp.104-108). Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, 2000.

Natural language and virtual belief. In P. Carruthers & J. Boucher (eds), Language and Thought: Interdisciplinary Themes (pp.248-69). Cambridge University Press, 1998. Show abstract.

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(d) The nature of belief


For a dual theory of belief, The Brains Blog/Minds Online, 14 September 2015.
— Invited commentary on Jack Marley-Payne, Against intellectualist theories of belief.

Adaptive misbelief or judicious pragmatic acceptance? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(6): 520-1 (2009), doi: 10.1017/S0140525X0999121X. Show abstract.

Partial belief and flat-out belief. In F. Huber and C. Schmidt-Petri (eds), Degrees of Belief (pp.75-93). Springer, 2009. Show abstract.

Deciding to believe again. Mind. 116(463): 523-48 (2007), doi: 10.1093/mind/fzm523. Show abstract.

A matter of opinion. Philosophical Psychology, 11(4): 423-42 (1998). Show abstract.

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(e) Delusions


Are delusions acceptances? Imperfect Cognitions blog, June 2014.

Delusions, levels of belief, and non-doxastic acceptances. Neuroethics, 5(1): 23-7 (2012), doi: 10.1007/s12152-011-9123-7. Show abstract.

Delusions: A two-level framework. In M. Broome and L. Bortolotti (eds.), Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives (pp. 269-84). Oxford University Press, 2009. Show abstract.

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(f) Implicit bias


Belief, willpower, and implicit bias, The Brains Blog, 12 April, 2016

Playing double: Implicit bias, dual levels, and self-control. In Michael Brownstein and Jennifer Saul (eds.), Implicit Bias and Philosophy Volume I: Metaphysics and Epistemology (pp.23-46). Oxford University Press, 2016. Show abstract.

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(g) Self-knowledge


How to read a mind, iai News, Issue 57: Knowing Others and Knowing Our Selves, August 2017.

Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind, Aeon, May 2016.

Conscious thinking, acceptance, and self-deception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(1): 20-1 (2011), doi: 10.1017/S0140525X10002554. Show abstract.

How we know our conscious minds: Introspective access to conscious thoughts. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32(2): 145-6 (2009), doi: 10.1017/S0140525X09000636. Online edition of the journal at Cambridge Journals Online. Show abstract.

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(h) Miscellaneous mind pieces


The mind isn’t locked in the brain but extends far beyond it, Aeon, July 2016

Introduction (with William M. Ramsey). In K. Frankish and W. M. Ramsey (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence (pp. 1-11). Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Regenerating the Doctor. OpenLearn, November 2013.

A Greek perspective on austerity psychology (with Maria Kasmirli). The Psychologist, September 2013.

Introduction (with William M. Ramsey). In K. Frankish and W. M. Ramsey (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science (pp. 1-6). Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Introduction (with Jesús Aguilar and Andrei Buckareff). In J. H. Aguilar, A. A Buckareff, and K. Frankish (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Action (pp. 1-9). Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Cognitive capacities, mental modules, and neural regions. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 18(4): 279-82 (2011), doi: 10.1353/ppp.2011.0052. Show abstract.

Reasoning, argumentation, and cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(2): 79-80 (2011), doi: 10.1017/S0140525X10002979. Show abstract.

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(i) Logic


Non-monotonic inference. In: K. Brown (Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, Second Edition, Volume 8 (pp. 672-5). Elsevier, 2006.

How should we revise the paratactic theory? Analysis, 56(4): 251-63 (1996). Show abstract.

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(j) Other pieces


Is great philosophy, by its nature, difficult and obscure? Aeon, November 2015

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(k) Book reviews


The blind Bach-maker (review of From Bacteria to Back and Back by Daniel C. Dennett). The Economist, March 11th 2017, pp.87-8. (Online version, titled ‘How humans became intelligent’.)

Review of Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey. Philosophical Quarterly, 64(255): 338-40 (2014).

Review of The Architecture of the Mind by Peter Carruthers. Philosophical Quarterly, 59(235): 371-5 (2009).

Review of Mind by Eric Matthews. Philosophical Books, 48(2): 185-7 (2007).

Review of Consciousness in Action by Susan Hurley. Mind, 115(457): 156-9 (2006).

Review of Kinds of Minds by D.C.Dennett (with T.E. Dickins). British Psychological Society, History and Philosophy of Psychology Newsletter, 24: 36-40 (1997).

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