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Nicholas Silins

Associate Professor

Overview

Professor Silins works in epistemology and the philosophy of mind. He has special interests in the epistemology of perception, self-knowledge, and the interplay between views in epistemology and views about mental content and mental causation. He joined the Sage School in Fall 2006, after completing a Bersoff Fellowship at New York University. He has also held a fellowship at the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University.

Departments/Programs

  • Philosophy

Graduate Fields

  • Philosophy

Research

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Epistemology of perception
  • Self-knowledge
  • Interplay between views in epistemology and views about mental content and mental causation
  • HOMEPAGE: http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/ns338/

    Courses

    Publications

    "Seeing Through the 'Veil of Perception'", forthcoming in Mind

    "Judgment as a Guide to Belief", forthcoming in (eds.) D. Smithies and D. Stoljar Introspection and Consciousness (OUP)

    “Basic Justification and the Moorean Response to the Skeptic”, Oxford Studies in

    Epistemology (2008)

    “Transmission Failure Failure”, Philosophical Studies (2005), 126: 71-102

    “Deception and Evidence”, Philosophical Perspectives (2005), 19: 375-404

     

    Papers in Progress

     

    "Introspection and Inference"

    “How to Explain Perceptual Defeasibility”

    “Mental Causation and the Basing Relation”

    "Explaining Perceptual Entitlement"