•  502
    The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death (edited book)
    Rowman & Littlefield. 2015.
    Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest we personally have in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength of scientific evidence strongly suggest oth…Read more
  •  166
    Commentary on A ction in Perception (review)
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (3). 2008.
    No Abstract
  • Mindfulness in Good Lives
    Lexington Books. 2019.
    The myriad meanings of mindfulness are connected by the core idea of value-based mindfulness: paying attention to what matters in light of relevant values. When the values are sound, mindfulness is a virtue that helps implement the kaleidoscope of values in good lives.
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    Elusive Objects
    Topoi 36 (2): 247-271. 2017.
    Do we directly perceive physical objects? What is the significance of the qualification ‘directly’ here? Austin famously denied that there was a unique interpretation by which we could make sense of the traditional debate in the philosophy of perception. I look here at Thompson Clarke’s discussion of G. E. Moore and surface perception to answer Austin’s scepticism.
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    Psychotherapy as Cultivating Character
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 19 (1): 37-39. 2012.
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    Event-based prospective memory in depression: The impact of cue focality
    with Mareike Altgassen and Matthias Kliegel
    Cognition and Emotion 23 (6): 1041-1055. 2009.
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    Different types of Religious Experience: One experiences a nonreligious object as a religious one, e.g. a dove as an angel, one experiences an object that is a "public object” (one there for everyone to experience/observe), an experience of a supernatural entity that others cannot experience/observe, experiences that resist being captured by words, an awareness of an entity, though there is no sensation.
  •  307
    Sounds and Images
    British Journal of Aesthetics 52 (4): 331-351. 2012.
  •  450
    What's in a look?
    In Bence Nanay (ed.), Perceiving the World, Oxford University Press. pp. 160--225. 2010.
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    Problems with Heaven
    In Keith Augustine & Michael Martin (eds.), The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death, Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 427-440. 2015.
    Belief in Heaven is an essential part of the great monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Famous theologians have written about it, and ordinary theists hope to go there after death. However, the concept of Heaven is neither clear nor unproblematic. There are three serious problems with the notion of Heaven. First, the concept of Heaven lacks coherence. Second, it is doubtful that theists can reconcile the heavenly character of Heaven with standard defenses against the argum…Read more