J. Christopher Maloney

About J. Christopher Maloney

J. Christopher Maloney is interested in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. He is a past Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Representative publications include:

  • What It Is Like to Perceive: Direct Realism and the Phenomenal Character of Perception (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), 384 pp.
  • The Mundane Matter of the Mental Language (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), 274 pp. + i-xxvii.
  • "Functionalism," in R. Wilson and F. Keil (eds.), MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences  (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999), pp. 332-335.
  • "The Language of Thought," in S. Guttenplan (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of  Mind (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1994), pp. 401-407.
  • "In Praise of Narrow Minds: The Frame Problem," in Aspects of Artificial Intelligence, edited by James H. Fetzer (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers,1988), pp. 55-80.
  • "Connectionism and Conditioning," in Connectionism and the Philosophy of Mind, eds. Terry Horgan and John Tienson (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1991), pp. 167-195.
  • "Reservations About New Wave Reduction," Grazer Philosophie Studien, 61 (2001):263-277.
  • "A Role for Conceptual Role Semantics," Thought, Language, and Ontology:  Essays in Memory of Hector-Neri Castaneda (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998), eds. William Rapaport and Francesco Orilia.
  • "Content:  Covariation, Control and Contingency," Synthese, 100 (1994): 241-290.
  • "Saving Psychological Solipsism," Philosophical Studies, 61 (1991): 267-283.
  • "Mental Misrepresentation," Philosophy of Science, 57 (1990): 445-458.
  • "It's Hard to Believe," Mind and Language, 5 (1990): 122-148.
  • "The Right Stuff," Synthese, 70 (1987): 349-372.
  • "Psychology Without Content: A Critical Study of Stephen P. Stich's From Folk Psychology To Cognitive Science - The Case Against Belief," Behaviorism, 14 (1986):  159-182.
  • "Sensuous Content," Philosophical Papers, XV (1986): 131-154.
  • "Sensation and Scientific Realism," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, XLVI (1986): 471-482.
  • "Methodological Solipsism Reconsidered as a Research Strategy in Cognitive Psychology," Philosophy of Science, 52 (1985): 451-469.
  • "About Being a Bat," Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 63 (1985): 26-49.
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J. Christopher Maloney
Professor of Philosophy
Telephone: (520) 621-7101
Fax: (520) 621-9559
Office: Social Sciences 205
Office Hours: T: 11:30-12:15, R: 2-4:15, or by appointment
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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