318 Old Main, University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Jack Lyons (PhD Arizona)
Phone: (479) 575-5825
Jack Lyons works mainly in epistemology, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. Recent projects concern various issues in the foundations of cognitive science, including modularity, the nature of representation, multiple realizability, and the recent neoreductionist movement in the philosophy of mind. Most of his current work has involved the epistemology of perception. He has a recent book on Oxford University Press, entitled Perception and Basic Beliefs, and is an associate editor for the journal Episteme: A Journal of Individual and Social Epistemology.
- Perception and Basic Beliefs: Zombies, Modules, and the Problem of the External World. (2009). Oxford University Press. (abstract) (at Amazon)
- Precis of Perception and Basic Beliefs (2010). Philosophical Studies.
- "Circularity, Reliability, and the Cognitive Penetrability of Perception". (forthcoming). Philosophical Issues
- “Experience, Evidence, and Externalism”. (2008). Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
- “Clades, Capgras, and Perceptual Kinds”. (2007). Philosophical Topics 33, 185-206.
- “Perceptual Belief and Nonexperiential Looks”. (2005). Philosophical Perspectives 19, 237-56.
- “In Defense of Epiphenomenalism”. (2006). Philosophical Psychology 19, 767-94.
- “Representational Analyticity”. (2005). Mind and Language 20, 392-422.
- “Carving the Mind at its (Not Necessarily Modular) Joints”. (2001). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52, 277-302.
For more information, see his home page.