Eric Schwitzgebel

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Professor of Philosophy (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 1997)

Areas of interest: Philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive development,

philosophy of science, classical Chinese philosophy,

epistemology, perceptual and cognitive psychology, metaphilosophy.


My Blog:

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A Broad-Ranging Interview on My Work:

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Here at Amazon and here at Barnes & Noble.  For an abstract and access to chapter drafts from 2009 see here.

Philosophical Studies is publishing a symposium on the book, consisting of my Precis, commentaries by Uriah Kriegel, by Declan Smithies, and by Maja Spener, and my reply

Here at Amazon and here at Barnes & Noble.  For an abstract and access to chapter drafts from 2006 see here.

Journal of Consciousness Studies devoted an issue to ten commentaries on this book, with 100 pages of replies by Russ and me: See here.

Essays Sorted by Theme:


Our Poor Knowledge of Our Own Conscious Experience:

The Relationship Between Moral Reflection and Moral Behavior:

Foundational Issues in Cognitive Development:

Metaphilosophy, Metaphysics, Skepticism, and Cosmology:

Chinese Philosophy:




Philosophical Fiction:

Miscellaneous Thoughts:

Recent Courses:

Lower Division: 

Evil (Fall 2013; Winter 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 2010, Spring 2007)

Upper Division: 

Philosophy of Science (Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Fall 2009)
Philosophy of Mind (Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2010)
Classical Chinese Philosophy (to be given Spring 2014; Winter 2007)
Senior Seminar:
        Proofs of the External World (Winter 2011)
        Consciousness (Fall 2007)
        Chalmers on Consciousness (Fall 2006)
        Philosophy of Mind (Winter 2005)

Graduate Seminars:

Radical Skepticism (Winter 2014)
What Is the Use of Ethics? (Fall 2012)
The Psychology of Metaphysics (Winter 2012)
Perplexities of Consciousness (Spring 2009)
Visual Consciousness (Winter 2008)
Workshop: Moral Psychology (Winter 2008)
Moral Reflection and Moral Behavior (Winter 2007)
Self-Knowledge (Spring 2006)
Moral Sentiments (Spring 2005)

Dissertations completed under my direction:

Friends' businesses:

Southland Solar

August Games

Keos Electronics

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