Articles on animals


[14]   Comparative psychology without consciousness. In draft. COMMENTS WELCOME.


[13]   Basic questions. Mind & Language (2017).


[12]    The evolution of self-knowledge. (With Logan Fletcher and Brendan Ritchie.) Philosophical Topics, 40 (2012), 13-37. (Published in 2014.)


[11]    The evolution of working memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (2013), 10371-10378.


[10]    Animal minds are real, (distinctively) human minds are not. American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (2013), 233-247.


[9]    Behavior-reading versus mentalizing in animals. (With Logan Fletcher.) In J. Metcalfe and H. Terrace (eds.), Agency and Joint Attention. OUP, 2013.


[8]    The emergence of metacognition: affect and uncertainty in animals. (With Brendan Ritchie.) In M.Beran, J.Brandl, J.Perner, and J.Proust (eds.), Foundations of Metacognition. OUP, 2012.


[7]    Invertebrate concepts confront the Generality Constraint (and win). In R. Lurz (ed.), The Philosophy of Animal Minds. CUP, 2009.


[6]    Meta-cognition in animals: a skeptical look. Mind and Language, 23 (2008), 58-89.


[5]    On being simple mindedAmerican Philosophical Quarterly, 41 (2004), 205-220. (Adobe acrobat version, plus figures.)


[4]    Why the question of animal consciousness might not matter very much. Philosophical Psychology, 17 (2004), 83-102. Click here for pdf.


[3]    Replies to critics: explaining subjectivity. Psyche, 6 (2000). (Replying to ten refereed articles in the same journal targeted on [2].)


[2]    Animal subjectivity. Psyche 4 (1998). (Long abstract and reworking of phenomenal consciousness article #[2], to provide a target paper for a special issue of the journal devoted to animal consciousness.)


[1]    Brute experience. The Journal of Philosophy, 86 (1989), 63-79.