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    Relaxing into Psychiatry
    Metascience 18 (2): 335-338. 2009.
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    Philosophy of psychiatry
    The Philosophers' Magazine 72 85-86. 2016.
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    Explanation in Psychiatry
    Philosophy Compass 5 (7): 602-610. 2010.
    Philosophy of psychiatry has boomed in the last few years. We are now seeing a growing literature on the nature of psychiatric explanation, including work that makes contact with longstanding disputes in the philosophy of science as well as more specific work on mental disorders. This paper looks at some recent work on both representing and explaining mental illness. An emerging picture sees explanation of mental disorder as first constructing causal‐statistical networks that represent disease p…Read more
  • Introduction
    with Michael Bishop
    In Dominic Murphy & Michael A. Bishop (eds.), Stich and His Critics, Wiley-blackwell. 2009.
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    Dopamine and Discovery
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 18 (1): 69-71. 2011.
    Kendler and Schaffner have written an exemplary case study of the rise of the dopamine hypothesis and, if not its fall, at least its stagnation and transmutation. They bring out well both the state of the science and the opportunities offered by the theory to consider some famous philosophical theories of scientific progress. So well, in fact, have they done this, that I do not have a lot to say about it. I will just mention one or two points that I found interesting, and then say a little about…Read more
  •  130
    The Concept of Mental Illness--Where the Debate has Reached and Where it Needs to Go
    Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 25 (1): 116-132. 2005.
    The paper develops a framework for discussing concepts of health and disease along two dimensions. The first is the role of values in our disease concepts, and the second is the relationship between science and folk psychology. This framework is then applied to the concept of mental disorder. I argue that existing treatments of the concept yield too much authority to common sense, which produces a tension within the program of finding a scientific basis for our ascriptions of mental disorder. Th…Read more
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    Can Psychiatry Refurnish the Mind?
    Philosophical Explorations 20 (2): 160-174. 2017.
    In this paper, I will argue that the NIMH’s new Research Domain of Criteria is a useful test of the philosophical hypothesis of eliminative materialism and demonstrates the superiority of a moderate eliminativism over integrationism, which is a rival philosophical framework for the cognitive sciences. I begin by going over the motivation for RDOC, which rests on the problems with the existing Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders framework in psychiatry. Then, I introduce the mai…Read more
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    Can psychiatry refurnish the mind?
    Philosophical Explorations 20 (2): 160-174. 2017.
    In this paper, I will argue that the NIMH’s new Research Domain of Criteria is a useful test of the philosophical hypothesis of eliminative materialism and demonstrates the superiority of a moderate eliminativism over integrationism, which is a rival philosophical framework for the cognitive sciences. I begin by going over the motivation for RDOC, which rests on the problems with the existing Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders framework in psychiatry. Then, I introduce the mai…Read more
  • No Title available: Dialogue
    Dialogue 45 (4): 787-789. 2006.
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    Author’s Intention (review)
    Dialogue 45 (4): 787-789. 2006.
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    The Author’s Intention (review)
    Symposium 9 (1): 129-132. 2005.
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    Challenging Postmodernism
    Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 8 (3): 703-705. 2004.
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    Folk psychology meets the frame problem
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 32 (3): 565-573. 2001.
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    Genesis and Nature in Early Greek Philosophy
    The European Legacy 13 (5): 639-644. 2008.
  •  18
    Resurrecting Ancient Christianities
    The European Legacy 11 (2): 185-188. 2006.
    Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It into the New Testament. By Bart Ehrman, vi + 342 pp. $30.00 cloth. Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew. By Bart Ehrman, xviii + 294 pp. $30.00 cloth.
  • Book Reviews (review)
    with Chris Bissell, Margaret Sönser Breen, Emily Miller Budick, Victor Castellani, Theodore Christov, Douglas J. Cremer, Mihaela Culea, Eberhard Eichenhofer, Alek D. Epstein, Jarmo Eronen, Dennis M. Filler, Richard Findler, Steven Goldman, Boris Gubman, Grant Havers, Eugene Heath, Laura Heins, Stefan Höjelid, Jeff Horn, Jennifer M. Hoyer, Chris Irwin, Jeffrey Johnson, Klas-Göran Karlsson, Hannah Wacholder Katsman, Marcia Landy, Frederick S. Lapisardi, Thomas Loer, Loren D. Lybarger, Aaron Massecar, Gabrielle Mcintire, Margaret Eleanor Menninger, Michael Edward Moore, Tim Murphy, Glenn W. Olsen, Brayton Polka, David Punter, Francis D. Raška, Delbert Reed, Louis A. Renza, Aurelia Roman, Lorenzo Santoro, Stanley Shostak, Michael David Snodgrass, and Evy Varsamopoulou
    The European Legacy 15 (6): 785-837. 2010.
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    Alteration and Aristotle's Theory of Change in Physics 6
    Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 34 185-218. 2008.
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    Judith Peller Hallet
    Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 103 (4): 532-532. 2010.
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    In this critical notice I review the main ideas presented in Peyman Vahabzadeh's thought-provoking investigation into the genesis of new social movements, Articulated Experiences: Towards a Radical Phenomenology of Contemporary Social Movements. I examine two central features of Vahabzadeh's work: (i) its notion of ?ultimate referentiality;? and (ii) the centrality of the role accorded to language in Vahabzadeh's overall theory. I argue that in his stipulation that language is the most fundament…Read more
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    Varieties of self-explanation
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2): 155-156. 2009.
    Carruthers is right to reject the idea of a dedicated piece of cognitive architecture with the exclusive job of reading our own minds. But his mistake is in trying to explain introspection in terms of any one mindreading system. We understand ourselves in many different ways via many systems
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    The history and biography of life
    Biology and Philosophy 18 (4): 607-618. 2003.
  • Darwinian models of psychopathology
    In Jennifer Radden (ed.), The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion, Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 329--337. 2004.