Joseph Levine
380 Bartlett Hall
545-1846
jle@philos.umass.edu

Professor
Ph.D., Harvard, 1981
Appointed at UMass: 2006

Prior positions:

Ohio State Univ, 2000-06
North Carolina State Univ, 1986-2000
Bates College, 1984-1986
Boston Univ., 1981-1984
Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1980-1981

Areas of Interest: 

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics

Current Research:

Intentionality, consciousness, materialism

Selected Publications:

Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2001.

"Experience and Representation", in Consciousness: New Essays, Quentin Smith and Aleksandar Jokic eds., Oxford University Press, 2003.

"Knowing What It's Like", in Privileged Access: Philosophical Accounts of Self-Knowledge, ed. Brie Gertler, Ashgate Publishing, 2003.

"Phenomenal Concepts and the Materialist Constraint", forthcoming, Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge, eds. Torin Alter and Sven Walter, Oxford University Press.

"Thoughts on Sensory Representation: A Commentary on Austen Clark's A Theory of Sentience", Philosophical Psychology, vol. 17, no. 4, 2004.

"Color and Color Experience: Colors As Ways of Appearing", Dialectica, vol. 60, no. 3, 2006.

"Conscious Awareness and (Self)Representation", forthcoming in Consciousness and Self-Reference, ed. Uriah Kriegel, MIT/Bradford.

On-Line Articles

Conceivability and the Metaphysics of Mind

Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap

Phenomenal Concepts and the Materialist Constraint

On Leaving Out What It's Like

Conscious Awareness

Knowing What It's Like

Demonstrating in Mentalese

Intentional Chemistry

Experience and Representation

Color and Color Experience: Colors as Ways of Appearing

Comments on Melnyk's A Physicalist Manifesto

From Yeshiva Bochur to Secular Humanist

Secondary Qualities

Demonstrative Thought

Collective Responsibility and the Individual

The Q Factor: Modal Rationalism Vs. Modal Autonomism

Phenomenal Experierience: A Cartesian Theater Revival

On The Phenomenology of Thought

Modality, Semantics, and Consciousness