Philosophy Department

James Dow

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Phone: (501)  505-1528 
Office: Raney Building


  • Ph.D., City University of New York, Graduate Center, 2011, Philosophy
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2002, Philosophy 

Areas of Specialization

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences

Areas of Competence

  • Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language

  • Kant 
  • History of Philosophy 
  • Ethics

Selected Publications

  • (2012)  “On the Joint Engagement of Persons:  Self-Awareness, Symmetry and Person Perception”  Philosophical Psychology  25.1: 49–75

Recent Presentations

  • (2012)  “Subject to Error: Is Anarchic Hand Syndrome a Counterexample to Immunity to Error through Misidentification?” at Toward a Science of Consciousness in Tucson, AZ 
  • (2011)  “The Nature of Consciousness” at Hendrix College Steel Center for Philosophy
  • (2009)  “Shoegenstein on Self-Ascription and Immunity to Error” at The Wittgenstein Workshop, at The New School for Social Research, October 2
  • (2009)  “They are One Person, They are Two Alone: Self-Ascription, Identification and Person Perception” at The Cognitive Science Symposium, CUNY Graduate Center, September 25
  • (2009)  “Keeping Humpty Dumpty on the Wall:  A Critique of Brandom’s Inferential Reliabilism” at The University of Waterloo Graduate Conference on Epistemology, April 30–May 1