I teach philosophy and cognitive science at NC State University. I have focused my research on scientific reduction, anti-reductionism in psychology, and the subject of realization as it applies to the mind-body problem. I am also interested in "mindreading," i.e., the ability to interpret others and whether it differs in nonhuman animals. A partial list of publications is given below.
REALIZATION, MULTIPLE REALIZATION, AND ITS CONVERSE:
"Resolving Arguments by Different Conceptual Traditions of Realization," Philosophical Studies, vol.159 (2012): 41-59
"Flat Versus Dimensioned: the What and the How of Functional Realization," Journal of Philosophical Research, vol.36 (2011), 191-208
"Realization, Reductios, and Category Inclusion," Journal of Philosophy, vol. 107 (2010), 213-219
"Multiple Realizability," in D. Borchert, ed., The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol.6, 2nd Edition. US: Thomson Gale, Macmillan Reference (2005), 427-432
"Many-Many Mappings and World Structure," American Philosophical Quarterly, vol.35 (1998), 267-80
"Constructival Plasticity," Philosophical Studies, vol.74 (1994), 51-75
THE NATURE AND STUDY OF MIND:
"Does Folk Psychology Have a More Weighty Influence On Scientific Practice Than Folk Physics?," in D. Povinelli, ed., World Without Weight. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2012), 99-101
"Nomic-Role Nonreductionism: Identifying Properties by Total Nomic Roles," Philosophical Topics, vol.35 (2007), 217-240
"Searle, Syntax, and Observer Relativity," Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol.26 (1996), 101-122
"The Refutation by Analogous Ectoqualia," The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol.23 (1995), 19-30.
SCIENTIFIC THEORY REDUCTION:
"Reinforcing the Three 'R's: Reduction, Reception, and Replacement," in M. Schouten and H. Looren de Jong, eds., The Matter of the Mind: Philosophical Essays on Psychology, Neuroscience, and Reduction. UK: Blackwell (2007), 146-171
"Post-Structuralist Angst -- Critical Notice: John Bickle, Psychoneural Reduction: The New Wave," Philosophy of Science, vol.68 (2001), 377-393
"Collapse of the New Wave," Journal of Philosophy, vol.95 (1998), 53-72
"Species-Specific Properties and More Narrow Reductive Strategies," Erkenntnis, vol.38 (1993), 303-321.