Professor of Philosophy
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1985. He has been at Binghamton University (SUNY) since 1988. He is a recipient of the Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching. His areas of research and teaching include Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mind. His publications include Sisyphus's Boulder: Consciousness and the Limits of the Knowable. (John Benjamins, 2005), "Discrete Thoughts: Why cognition must use discrete representations," with Arthur Markman, Mind and Language (2003), "On the Inappropriate Use of the Naturalistic Fallacy in Evolutionary Psychology," with David Wilson and Anne Clark, Biology and Philosophy (2003) and numerous book chapters and journal articles.
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