(Forthcoming) Review of: The Other Adam Smith, Mike Hill and Warren Montag, Stanford University Press, 2014 for Journal of Scottish Philosophy.
(2010) Review of: The Nature and Structure of Content. Jeffrey C. King. OUP, 2007. Metapsychology Online Reviews.
(2010) Review of: Disjunctivism. Alex Byrne and Heather Logue. MIT, 2009. Metapsychology Online Reviews.
art installations (SELECTED)
“Accessible Icon Project.” Co-Artists Sara Hendren and Tim Ferguson-Sauder, “This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good,” MoMA:Museum of Modern Art, New York City, February 14, 2015–January 01, 2016.
“Fish Eye Eyeing Fish Eye” (Photograph) Co-Artist Jean-Paul DiScisio. The Enigmatic Absolute. edited by Matthew Haar Farris and Joshua Ramey, Ashgate Press, (Forthcoming).
“Senses of Care: Mediated Ability and Interdependence” with Sara Hendren: Harvard, CALIT2 Gallery, Visual Arts Department, UCSD. (April 10 — June 13, 2014)
“Sound Selfie.” ACCESS: Ludlow Studios. City of New York. (February 15, 2014)
“Accessible Icon Project.” (with Sara Hendren: Harvard, Tim Ferguson-Sauder: Gordon College) MoMA: Museum of Modern Art, Exhibition: “A Collection of Ideas” Architecture and Design Gallery. City of New York (February 15, 2014 – March 15, 2015)
"Accessible Icon Project." Co-created with Sara Hendren (Harvard), Tim Ferguson-Sauder (A Small Percent Design). Museum of Modern Art. Division of Architecture and Design. City of New York. Permanent Collection. December.
“MOLYNEUX’S PROBLEM” ROUTLEDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY ONLINE, EDITED BY TIM CRANE AND BECKO COPENHAVER (IN REVIEW)
Sensory Perception: An Integrative Account. Book project. In Progress.
"locke on Solidity" In Progress
“RELIGIOUS ALIEF” IN PROGRESS.
juried Presentations (*=INVITED)
2017. "discordant religious belief, faith, and alief" Society for the study of philosophy and psychology, savannah, ga March.
2017. “From Discovery to Reasoning: Berkeley and Adam Smith” Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy Conference, Princeton University, MARCH.
2016. “Anticipation by Simulation: Adam Smith's Theory of Perception,” Workshop on Early Modern Perception, University of Utrecht, NOVEMBER.
2016. “A New Symbol of Access: How the Guerilla Movement to Change the Wheelchair Icon Hit the Mainstream, and Why We Need to Adopt It Everywhere.” Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, OCTOBER.*
2016. “Strange Belief: Alieving the Discordant Nature of Religious Faiths,” Colloquium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, OCTOBER.*
2016. “Solid bodies: affective embodiment in Locke’s analysis of touch,” First Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, OCTOBER.
2016. “Strange Belief: How Religion Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discordant Belief,” Colloquium, Norwich University, MARCH.*
2015. “Adam Smith: On the External Senses,” Aaron Garrett’s ‘adam Smith group,' Boston University, OCTOBER.*
2015. “Christian Alief without Theistic Belief,” Dallas Willard Memorial Conference, Boston University, OCTOBER.*
2015. “Design Activism,” Better World By Design, September, Brown University.* Also presented to IDEO, Boston, NOVEMBER.*
2015. “The Practice and Politics of Street Art,” Better World By Design, Brown University, SEPTEMBER.*
2014. “Care vs. Cure in Social Design,” 1st Brazilian Congress of Health Promotion, Centro Universitario de Maringá, Brazil, NOVEMBER.*
! DISABILITY DISCLOSURE IN/AND HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE. UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE. MULTIMODAL HALL. OCTOBER.
2014. “Hearing Color.” Better World By Design, Brown University/RISD,* SEPTEMBER.*
2014-16. “REWILD OR DIE” ELEMENT SKATEBOARD CAMP, YMCA CONFERENCE CENTER: SEQUOIA, CA. JULY.*
2013. Machinations Over Machines: Leibniz and Spinoza on Transhumanism. Co-authored with Peter Heath (Gordon College, class of 2014). History and Philosophy of Science Division meeting of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. February.
2012. Moving Forward: Activating and Evolving the International Symbol of Access. Co-Authored with Leah Serao (Gordon College, class of 2014). Disability Issues and Advocacy. University of Tennessee. November.
2011. Transitivity and Animal Cognition. Co-Authored with Ryan Daley (Gordon College, class of 2013). Cognitio. University of Quebec. July.
2010. Leibniz on Molyneux’s Question. Fourth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America. Houston. December.
2010 THE PRESENT AND FUTURE ROLE OF RELIGION: DEBATE WITH MICHAEL DE DORA, CENTER FOR INQUIRY. TUFTS' FREETHOUGHT SOCIETY. TUFTS UNIVERSITY. OCTOBER.
2009 CONFUSED ABOUT CONSTANCY. PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY LAB. HARVARD UNIVERSITY. SPRING.
2009. Hearing Color: Radical Pluralistic Realism and SSDs. Co-authored with Zach Capalbo (Gordon College, class of 2012). Asian-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference (AP-CAP), Tokyo. October.
2009. Interactive Training for Sensory Substitution Devices. Co-authored with Zach Reynolds (Gordon College, class of 2011) Asian-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference (AP-CAP). Tokyo, Japan. October.
2008. How to See Shape Without Color. Central States Philosophical Association. Minneapolis. October.
2007. Touch at a Distance: A Case for Spatial Experience. American Philosophical Association (APA). Pacific Division. April.
2006. Gareth Evans on Molyneux’s Question: Sameness of Egocentric Information (Poster). The Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP). St. Louis. June.
2006. Cross-modal plasticity revealed by sensory devices (Poster). The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC10). Oxford University. June.
2005. Consciousness and Cross-modal Integration. The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC9). Caltech UNIVERSITY. June.
2017. comments On “Is Thomas Reid and Externalist about Justification?” by robert siscoe, Symposium on Reid, American Philosophical Association: Central Division.
2015 Comments on: Central Banking and the divine language: Visual signs and paper currency in Berkeley’s economic theory by David Hilbert (UIC). American Philosophical Association: Pacific Division. Vancouver BC. April.
2012 Comments on: Representing the Impossible by Jennifer Matey (Florida Int. University). American Philosophical Association (APA): Pacific Division. Seattle. April.
2007 Comments on: ‘Phenomenal Character is Out in the World’: What Does that Mean? by Heather Logue (MIT). Second Annual USC/UCLA Graduate Student Conference. UCLA. February.
2006 Comments on: Hume and Adam Smith on Wonder, Admiration, and Surprise by Eric Schliesser (Syracuse). American Philosophical Association (APA): Eastern Division. Washington, D.C. December.
2006 Comments on: Smith’s Contempt by Kate Abramson (Indiana). American Philosophical Association (APA):Eastern Division, Washington, D.C. December.
2006 Comments on: Prelinguistic Concepts by Matthew van Cleave (Cincinnati). First Annual USC/UCLA Graduate Student Conference. USC. February.
Aesthetics (USC: TA). Fall 2005
Bioethics. Fall 2014
Business Ethics. Fall 2015, fall 2016, SPRING 2017
Contemporary Ethics. Spring 2013
Criminal Justice Ethics. SPRING 2016, FALL 2016, SPRING 2017
Environmental Ethics. Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Fall 2011, Spring 2013, spring 2015
Introduction to Ethics. Fall 2015, SPRING 2016
Nietzsche’s Ethics. Spring 2010
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
Ancient Philosophy. Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009
2006 College Graduate Final Year Dissertation Fellowship, USC
2006 Mind-Science Foundation ASSC10 Award
2005 Summer Supplement for Strategic Themes in the Study of Mind, USC
2001 College Graduate Merit Award, University of Southern California (5 Years)
2015 Assessing Editor for The Journal of Mind and Behavior
2010 Chair, Pacific APA Colloquium: Modern Mind and Metaphysics
2008 Chair, Pacific APA Colloquium: Epistemology
2006 Chair, Pacific APA Author-Meets-Critics: Mohan Matthen’s Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception
2006 Chair, Pacific APA Colloquium: Epistemology
2003 Chair, Pacific APA Colloquium: Descartes and Leibniz
Biological Theory (2015); MIT Press (2014, 2012); Cognitive Systems Research (2014); Journal of Sport and Social Issues (2014); TheJournal of Ethics (2011); Oxford University Press (2011); Synthese (2011, 2016); Routledge (2010); Wadsworth Publishing (2009)
2011-13 Faculty Advisor for Undergraduate Research Initiative
2009 Weekly Workshop: Consciousness and Computation. Gordon College.
2009-14 Director of Philosophical Psychology Lab. Gordon College.
2008-11 Chair of Ad Hoc Undergraduate Research Committee
2008-14 Faculty Advisor for the Undergraduate Philosophy Association
American Philosophical Society, British Society for the History of Philosophy, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, International Association for Scottish Philosophy, Huntington Library Reader (Pasadena, CA), Museum of Modern Art honorary Lifetime Member
James Van Cleve:USC School of Philosophy (email@example.com)
Janet Levin: USC School of Philosophy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Aaron Garrett: Boston University (GARRETT@BU.EDU)
Eric Schliesser: University of Amsterdam, Department of Political Science ( E.S.Schliesser@uva.nl)
Sara Hendren: Olin College, Engineering/Design (email@example.com) -Art Reference
Jeff Gentry: Triangle Inc. Disabilities Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)-Advocacy Reference
I work in the history and philosophy of sensory perception, especially problems like Molyneux's question. I also research social perception in urban arts like skateboarding and graffiti, some of which provoked the social activist 'Accessible Icon Project' to evolve the disability symbol.