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"Quality Spaces and the Appearance-Reality Distinction", PowerPoint presentation in the Symposium, "Mathematical Spaces for Conscious Experiences," including several slides not presented because of time, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC) 26, with Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Andrew Lee, and Johannes Kleiner, New York City, June 23, 2023. My talk recorded is available here; the entire symposium is here.
"Qualities and Consciousness", penultimate version, forthcoming in Revue Roumaine de Philosophie, 67, 2 (July-December 2023), special issue ed. Marius Augustin Draghici; expanded from a talk presented at a conference in honor of Margaret Atherton and Robert Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April 27, 2019.
"Consciousness, Theory, and Mental Appearance", penultimate version, forthcoming in Challenges of the Technological Mind: Between Philosophy and Technology, ed. Paulo Alexandre e Castro, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan; expanded from a talk presented at the Mind and Technology Congress, University of Coimbra, Faculty of Letters, September 29, 2022.
"Grimes and Higher-Order Theory", presentation for Templeton World Charity Foundation project, Replication and Extension of Crucial John Grimes Experiment: Change Detection during Saccades, grant number TWCF0445, June 10, 2022.
"Measuring away an Attentional Confound", with Jorge Morales (lead), Yasha Mouradi, Claire Sergent, Ned Block, Vincent Taschereau-Dumouchel, Piercesare Grimaldi, and Hakwan Lau, Neuroscience of Consciousness, 3, 1 (August 2, 2017): nix018.
"Quality Space Theory in Olfaction", with Benjamin D. Young and Andreas Keller, in the Olfactory Consciousness across Disciplines Research Topic, ed. Benjamin D. Young and Andreas Keller, Frontiers in Psychology, 5 (January 2014): Article 1.
Also in the Frontiers in Psychology e-book, Olfactory Consciousness across Disciplines, ed. Benjamin D. Young and Andreas Keller, Frontiers in Psychology, March 2015, pp. 116-130.
"Higher-order Awareness, Misrepresentation and Function", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, theme issue on Metacognition, 367, 1594 (May 19, 2012): 1424-1438.
Reprinted in Before Consciousness: In Search of the Fundamentals of Mind, ed. Zdravko Radman, Exeter, UK: Academic Imprint, 2017, pp. 106-141.
in A Companion to Metaphysics, 2nd edition, ed. Jaegwon Kim, Ernest Sosa, and Gary Rosenkrantz, Malden, Massachusetts: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pp. 184-188.
"Consciousness and Its Function", Neuropsychologia, 46, 3 (2008): 829-840.
First presented at a conference on Consciousness, Memory, and Perception, in honor of Larry Weiskrantz, City University, London, September 2006.
"The Mind and Its Expression",
in Self, Language, and Thought: Problems from Kant, Sellars, and Rosenberg,
a volume in honor of Jay F. Rosenberg, ed. Eric M. Rubenstein and James R. O'Shea,
Atascadero, California: Ridgeview Publishing Company, 2010, pp. 107-126.
Derived in part from a comment on Dorit Bar-On's Speaking My Mind: Expression and
Self-Knowledge, presented at a December 2007 author-meets-critics APA session.
"Expressing One's Mind, a revised version of the comments on Bar-On mentioned in the preceding entry, Acta Analytica, 25, 1 (Spring 2010): 21-34, a special issue ed. Matthew Boyle.
"Experience and the
Physical", Journal of Consciousness Studies, 13, 10-11 (October-November 2006): 117-128,
a discussion of Galen Strawson, "Realistic Monism: Why Physicalism Entails Panpsychism," in that issue;
reprinted in Consciousness and its Place in Nature: Does Physicalism Entails Panpsychism?, ed. Anthony Freeman, Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic, 2006, pp. 117-128.
in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition, Macmillan, 2005, vol. 2, pp. 449-458.
"Consciousness", in The Language of Science
(ISSN 1971-1352), ed. Giandomenico Sica, Monza: Polimetrica, 2007.
"Sensory Qualities, Consciousness, and Perception", in Consciousness and Mind,
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005, pp. 175-226.
Substantially earlier versions were presented at the 4th annual meeting of
the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC),
Brussels, the 21st annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, Washington University,
The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the University of Haifa, and as the 20th Dean Kolitch Lecture at the
CUNY Graduate Center.
Consciousness", in Philosophy of Mind: Classical and
Contemporary Readings, ed. David J. Chalmers, New York:
Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 406-421.
Reprinted in Revue Roumaine de Philosophie, 46, 1-2 (2002): 109-131.
In Portuguese translation by Gabriel Dutra, revised by Tárik de Athayde Prata, as
"Explicando a Consciência", Prometeus 25 (2021): 291-320; pdf, along with an article by Tárik de Athayde Prata, "Apresentação do Artigo 'Explicando a Consciência' de David Rosenthal."
In German translation by Antonia Barke, as
Erklären", in Grundkurs Philosophie des Geistes. Band I:
Phänomenales Bewußtsein, ed. Thomas Metzinger,
Paderborn: Mentis, 2006, pp. 383-416.
In French translation by Arnaud Dewalque, as
"Expliquer la Conscience",
in Conscience et représentation: Introduction aux théories représentationnelles de l'esprit,
ed. Arnaud Dewalque and Charlotte Gauvry, Paris: J. Vrin, 2016, pp. 137-170.
In Romanian translation by Bogdan M. Popescu, as
Conştiinţei", in two parts, Revista de Filosofie
L, 3-4 (May-August 2003): 287-303, and LI, 3-4 (May-August 2004): 455-464;
Minds, and Consciousness", in The Philosophy of
Marjorie Grene, in The Library of Living Philosophers,
ed. Randall E. Auxier and Lewis E. Hahn, Chicago and LaSalle, Illinois:
Open Court, 2002, pp. 199-220.
Model of Consciousness", in Consciousness, by Rita Carter, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002, pp. 45-47; also available as Exploring Consciousness, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002.
"Content, Interpretation, and Consciousness", in Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment (Proceedings of a Conference on Daniel Dennett, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's), ed. Don Ross, Andrew Brook, and David L. Thompson, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2000, 287-308.
Reprinted in Consciousness and Mind, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005, pp. 321-335.
Also reprinted in Protosociology: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Folk Psychology,
Mental Concepts and the Ascription of Attitudes On Contemporary Philosophy of Mind and Radical Interpretation,
14 (2000): 67-84.
MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS),
ed. Robert A. Wilson and Frank C. Keil, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1998, pp. 416-418.
(For other articles, click here.)
"A Theory of Consciousness",
in The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates, ed. Ned Block, Owen Flanagan, and
Güven Güzeldere, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997, pp. 729-753.
An earlier version appeared in preprint as Report No. 40/1990,
Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld.
In Portuguese translation, as
"Uma Teoria da Consciência", Perspectiva Filosófica 44, 2 (2017): 143-178; translated by Gabriel Dutra, revised by Tárik de Athayde Prata. Pdf.
In Slovak translation, as "Teória
Vedomia", in Antológia z Filozofie Mysle(Anthology
of the Philosophy of Mind), ed. Silvia Gáliková and Egon
Gál, Bratislava: Kalligram, 2003, pp. 263-302.
"Thinking that One Thinks", in
Consciousness: Psychological and Philosophical Essays, ed. Martin Davies and
Glyn W. Humphreys, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1993, pp. 197-223.
An earlier version appeared in preprint as Report No. 11/1990,
Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld.
Reprinted in Consciousness and Mind, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005, pp. 46-70.
Also reprinted in Sprache und Denken, ed. Alex Burri,
Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter Verlag, 1997, pp. 259-287.
"Two Concepts of Consciousness",
Philosophical Studies 49, 3 (May 1986): 329-359.
Reprinted in slightly revised form in Consciousness and Mind, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005, pp. 21-45.
Also reprinted in The
Nature of Mind, ed. David M. Rosenthal, New York: Oxford University Press,
1991, pp. 462-477,
and in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science: Conceptual Issues,
ed. Andy Clark and Josefa Toribio, Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing Company, 1997.
In French translation by Donald Ipperciel, as
Concepts de Conscience", in Philosophie de L'esprit (Tome II):
Problèmes et Perspectives, ed. Denis Fisette and Pierre
Poirier, Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2003, pp. 151-194.
Midwest Studies in Philosophy X (September 1986): 151-184.
Reprinted in Consciousness and Mind, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005, pp. 71-102, with 1989 Postscript from Rerepresentations:
Readings in the Philosophy of Mental Representation, ed.
Stuart Silvers, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1989, pp. 311-344.
"Reductionism and Knowledge", in How Many Questions? Essays in Honor of Sidney Morgenbesser, ed. Leigh S. Cauman, Isaac Levi, Charles Parsons, and Robert Schwartz, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1983, pp. 276-300.
and the Self", in Emotion: Philosophical Studies, ed. Gerald E. Myers and K. D. Irani,
New York: Haven Publications, 1983, pp. 164-191.
and the Theory of Judgment", in Essays on Descartes' Meditations, ed.
Amélie O. Rorty, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986, pp. 405-434;
Reprinted in Descartes's
Meditations: Critical Essays, ed. Vere Chappell, Lanham, Maryland and Oxford: Rowman and
Littlefield, 1997, pp. 129-158, and in Essays on Early Modern Philosophers, Volume I: René Descartes,
Part II, ed. Vere Chappell, Hamden, Conn.: Garland Publishing Company, 1992, pp. 257-286.
"Consciousness and Metacognition", PowerPoint for Symposium, "Linking Metacognition, Predictive Coding, and Consciousness," Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Buenos Aires, June 2016 (including several slides omitted there because of time).
"Sensory Modalities and Quality Spaces", PowerPoint for Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, October 2016, slightly revised for the Rutgers-Barnard-Columbia Mind Workshop, July 2016.
Revised version of "A Quality-Space Theory of the Modalities," Berlin School of Mind and Brain, November 2015 (abstract), in turn revised from "Individuating the Modalities," Conference on Olfaction, University of Antwerp Centre for Philosophical Psychology, December 2013.
"Two Concepts of Mental Quality", PowerPoint, Center for the Explanation of Consciousness, Stanford University, May 2014. Earlier versions for the Jerrold J. Katz Memorial Lecture, CUNY Graduate Center, February 2013; Institute of Philosophy, University of London, June 2012; Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, March 2012; and the Phenomenal Qualities Project, University of Hertfordshire, September 2011.
"Don't Mind the Gap",
PowerPoint slides presented at the CUNY Graduate Center Cognitive Science Symposium,
December 12, 2008, and originally in a slightly earlier version at a conference in
honor of Fabrizio Mondadori, McGill University, November 7, 2008, under the title
"Crossing the Explanatory Gap."
"A Theory of Qualitative Consciousness", PowerPoint slides presented at the University of Potsdam, June 2009. An earlier version was presented under a different title at the University of Kyoto and Nihon University, Tokyo, May 2008 and in Taiwan at National Chengchi University and at National Chung Cheng University, June 2008.
"The Poverty of Consciousness", PowerPoint slides derived from "Consciousness
and Its Function", various versions (under various titles) presented at the UQÀM Institut des Sciences Cognitives on the Evolution and Function of Consciousness, July 2012 (Video of that talk and blog discussion; video also on YouTube); the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, June 2009; in Mérida at the Centro Peninsular en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, UNAM, March 2009; the University of Michigan Spring Colloquium, March 2009; as the 25th Dean Kolitch Lecture at the CUNY Graduate Center, December 12, 2007; the 11th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC), Las Vegas, June 2007; and City University, London, September 2006.
"Intrinsicalism and Its Discontents", PowerPoint presentation, CUNY Graduate Center Cognitive
Science Symposium, November 2007; significantly expanded and somewhat
revised from "Consciousness and Intrinsic Higher-Order Content," presented at
Tucson VII, below.