I welcome graduate students interested in working on issues in the philosophy of mind or metaphysics. I have expertise in topics concerning phenomenal consciousness, physicalism (zombies!), mental causation and epiphenomenalism, phenomenal intentionality, panpsychism, and theories of perception. I also have an interest in embodied cognition and theories of the self/non-self. In addition, I welcome graduate students with an interest in working on the thought of William James and connected issues (pragmatism, radical empiricism, related thinkers, the early history of psychology etc.). Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss pursuing these, or related, thinkers/issues with me at Guelph.
1998 Ph.D. Philosophy Department, University of Calgary
Dissertation Title: “Phenomenal Properties: The Epistemology and Metaphysics of Qualia”
1991 B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Oxon) Pembroke College, Oxford University
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
My research deals with the problem of phenomenal consciousness, embodied cognition, and the thought of William James.
"Horgan and Tienson on Phenomenology and Intentionality." Philosophical Studies 167 (2014). 313–326.
“Zombies and Epiphenomenalism.” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 48 (2009). 129–144.
“Spatial Perception, Embodiment and Scientific Realism: Critical notice of David Morris, The Sense of Space (SUNY 2004).” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 46 (2007). 553–68.
“Qualia and the Argument from Illusion.” Acta Analytica 22, No. 2. (2007). 85–103.
“Representation and a Science of Consciousness.” Journal of Consciousness Studies 14, No. 1–2 (2007). 62¬–76.
“Zombies, Epiphenomenalism, and Physicalist Theories of Consciousness.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (2006). 481–510.
“What is it Like to See a Bat? Dretske on Qualia.” Disputatio, International Journal of Philosophy 18 (2005). 151–177.
“The Myth of the Myth of the Given.” Manuscrito, Revista Internacional de Filosofia 27, No. 2 (2004). 321–360.
“Beyond the Fringe: William James on the Transitive Parts of the Stream of Consciousness.” Journal of Consciousness Studies 6, No. 2–3 (1999). 141–153.
“Supervenience and Physicalism.” Synthèse 117, No. 1 (1998). 53–73.
“The Strange Attraction of Sciousness: William James on Consciousness.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 34 (1998). 414–434.
“Neurosis: A Conceptual Examination.” International Journal of Applied Philosophy 11 (1997). 51–61.
“Introduction: 90 Years of Philosophy of Mind.” Philosophy of Mind: The Key Thinkers, ed. Andrew Bailey. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 1–16.
“Postscript: Philosophy of Mind—The Next Ten Years.” Philosophy of Mind: The Key Thinkers, ed. Andrew Bailey. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 303–314.
“William James, Chaos Theory and Conscious Experience.” Systems Theory and A Priori Aspects of Perception, ed. J. Scott Jordan, New York: Elsevier Science Publications, 1998. 25–45.
“The Five Kinds of Levels of Description.” Toward A Science of Consciousness II: The Second Tucson Discussions and Debates, ed. S. Hameroff, A. Kaszniak and A. Scott, Cambridge, M.A.: MIT Press, 1998. 577–583.
“Supervenience and the Mind-Brain Relation.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS ’97), Seoul: Korean Society for Cognitive Science, 1997. 164–169.
The Defense of Socrates and Related Dialogues, Plato, ed. Andrew Bailey, trans. Cathal Woods and Ryan Pack. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, in press.
The Second Treatise of Civil Government, John Locke, ed. Andrew Bailey. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2015. 158 pages.
Philosophy of Mind: The Key Thinkers, ed. Andrew Bailey. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. 320 pages.
Meditations on First Philosophy, René Descartes, ed. Andrew Bailey, trans. Ian Johnston. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2013. 100 pages.
The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought, Volume Two: The Twentieth Century and Beyond, ed. Andrew Bailey, Samantha Brenna, Will Kymlicka, Jacob Levy, Alex Sager and Clark Wolf. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, October 2008. 900 pages.
The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought, Volume One: From Plato to Nietzsche, ed. Andrew Bailey, Samantha Brennan, Will Kymlicka, Jacob Levy, Alex Sager and Clark Wolf. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, July 2008. 1110 pages.
First Philosophy: Fundamental Readings and Problems in Philosophy, ed. Andrew Bailey. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2002. 966 pages.
2005–2008 SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $57,641, Metaphysics of Phenomenal Consciousness
2009 Distinguished Professorial Award (teaching award presented by the University of Guelph Faculty Association)
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