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    The role of experience in demonstrative thought
    Mind and Language 34 (5): 648-666. 2019.
    Attention plays a role in demonstrative thought: It sets the targets. Visual experience also plays a role. I argue here that it makes visual information available for use in the voluntary control of focal attention. To do so I use both introspection and neurophysiological evidence from projections between areas of attentional control and neural correlates of consciousness. Campbell and Smithies also identify roles for experience, but they further argue that only experience can play those roles. …Read more
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    Is mental time travel real time travel?
    Philosophy and the Mind Sciences 1 (1): 1-27. 2020.
    Episodic memory (memories of the personal past) and prospecting the future (anticipating events) are often described as mental time travel (MTT). While most use this description metaphorically, we argue that episodic memory may allow for MTT in at least some robust sense. While episodic memory experiences may not allow us to literally travel through time, they do afford genuine awareness of past-perceived events. This is in contrast to an alternative view on which episodic memory experiences pre…Read more
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    Starting with Gareth Evans, there’s an important tradition of theorizing about perception-based demonstrative thought which assigns necessary epistemic conditions to it. Its core idea is that demonstrative reference in thought is grounded in information links, understood as links which carry reliable information about their targets and which a subject exploits for demonstrative reference by tokening the mental files fed by these links. Perception, on these views, is not fundamental to perception…Read more
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    An Impromptu Visit to Rien-à-Faire A Tribute to Bernard Suits
    with M. Andrew Holowchak and Michael Barkasi
    Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 35 (2): 111-119. 2008.
    No abstract