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     Steven Horst

    August, 2004

Academic Address: Home Address:

     Department of Philosophy 33 Gleeson Road

     Wesleyan University Middletown, CT 06457

     Middletown, CT 06459 8603462785

     860-685-3645

     shorst@wesleyan.edu http://shorst.web.wesleyan.edu

Employment and Professional Affiliations:

     Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Chairman of Philosophy: July 2004-Present,

    July1998-June, 2001

     Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Director of Pedagogical Renewal: 1999-2000

     Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Associate Professor: beginning July ,1997

     Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Assistant Professor: July, 1990June, 1997

     Visiting Scholar, Princeton University 1997-1998

     Visiting Scholar, CSLI, Stanford University, May, 1998

     Visiting Scholar, Cognitive and Neural Systems and Center for Adaptive Systems, Boston

    University, Fall 1993

    Education:

     1990 Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. Dissertation on the Computational

    Theory of Mind. Director: Kenneth Sayre.

     1982 B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, summa cum laude, Boston University. Majors in

    Philosophy and Religion. Theses on Speech Act Theory (philosophy) and Spirituality of

    the Desert Fathers (religion). Substantial coursework in linguistics (pragmatics,

    sociolinguistics, philology, classical languages).

    Areas of Specialization:

    Philosophy of Mind/Psychology/Cognitive Science, Moral Psychology, Philosophy

    of Language, Metaphysics, Modern Philosophy

    Fellowships and Awards

     Summer, 2002. NEH Summer Institute on Consciousness and Intentionality, University of

    California at Santa Cruz.

     1997-1998. NEH Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars.

     1997-1998. Visiting Scholar, Princeton University.

     May, 1998. Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford

    University.

     Spring, 1997. Keck Mentor for Development of Technology in the Humanities, Wesleyan

    University.

     Fall, 1993. Visiting Scholar, Center for Adaptive Systems, Boston University.

     July-August 1993. NEH Summer Institute on Meaning, Rutgers University.

     June-July 1993. NEH Summer Institute on Naturalism, University of Nebraska.

     June-August 1991. NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers on Mental

    Representation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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    Publications

    BOOKS

    In Print:

    1996. Symbols Computation and Intentionality: A Critique of the Computational Theory of

    Mind, University of California Press.

    In Preparation:

    Beyond Reduction: Post-Reductionist Philosophy of Science and the Philosophy of Mind.

    (Completed manuscript.)

    Laws, Mind and Freedom. (Completed and distributed for peer comments.)

    Mind, Method and Mechanism. (Textbook for early modern philosophy. Currently being

    written.)

    JOURNAL ARTICLES AND ANTHOLOGIZED WORKS:

In Print:

    2003. ―Computational Theory of Mind." Entry for online Stanford Encyclopedia of

    Philosophy.

    2002 Review of David Papineau, Thinking About Consciousness. Choice. 2002 Review of Jesse Prinz, Furnishing the Mind. Choice. 2001. ―Evolutionary Explanation and Consciousness.‖ Journal of Psychology and

    Theology, Vol 30 (2001) No. 1, 41-50.

    1999. ―Symbols and Computation.‖ Minds and Machines, Volume 9, No. 3, pages 347-

    381.

    1999. ―Evolutionary Explanation and the Hard Problem of Consciousness.‖ Journal of

    Consciousness Studies. Vol. 6, No. 1 , pp. 39-48.

    1998. "Comments on Zytkow's article." Foundations of Science Vol 3., No. 1 (1998):

    Reduction in Science. Pages 103-107.

    1998. "Our Animal Bodies", for Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Vol. XXII: Philosophy

    and the Emotions, edited by Peter French.

    1998. "The Computational Theory of Mind", for MIT Press Encyclopaedia of Cognitive

    Science.

    1996. Review of Jerry Fodor, The Elm and the Expert, in Philosophical Quarterly, 1996.

    1995. ―Eliminativism and the Ambiguity of ‗Belief‘‖ , Synthese 104(123-145), July 1995. 1992. ―Notions of ‗Representation‘ and the Diverging Interests of Philosophy and

    Empirical Research,‖ Proceedings of the Conference on Cognition and

    Representation, Technical Report of the SUNY at Buffalo Center for Cognitive

    Science, 1992.

Forthcoming

    2004? ―Phenomenology and Psychophysics‖. In Phenomenology and the Cognitive

    Sciences.

    200? ―Symbols and Computation‖, from 1999 article, being included in Chinese

    translation in a collection to be edited by Li Ping from Guangdong People's

    Press.

Under Review

    ?? ―‖Beyond Reduction: What Can Philosophy of Mind Learn from Post-

    Reductionist Philosophy of Science?‖ (J. Phil.) ?? ―Localization, Psychophysics, and the Explanatory Gap: Case Studies in

    Philosophy of Cognitive Science‖ (Special issue of Synthese)

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    Papers Delivered and Participation in Conferences:

2004 Talk. ―Consciousness Studies, Philosophy of Science and Theology: Why the

    Sciences do not Threaten Consciousness, Free Will or Miracles‖. Yale Divinity School.

    October 11, 2004.

    2004 Talk. ―Consciousness Studies, Philosophy of Science and Theology: Why the

    Sciences do not Threaten Consciousness, Free Will or Miracles‖. Calvin College.

    October 8, 2004.

    2004 Talk. ―Cognitive Pluralism.‖ Elizabethtown University. Elizabethtown, PA.

    September 30, 2004.

    2004 Talk. ―Beyond Reduction: The Explanatory Gap and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of

    Science.‖ Society for Philosophy and Psychology/ESPP Joint Meetings, Barcelona,

    July 4, 2004.

    2004 Talk. ―Beyond Reduction: The Explanatory Gap and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of

    Science.‖ Society for Philosophy and Psychology/ESPP Joint Meetings, Barcelona,

    July 4, 2004.

    2004 Talk. ―Beyond Reduction: The Explanatory Gap and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of

    Science.‖ Universidade Nova de Lisboa, June 28, 2004.

    2004 Talk. ―Beyond Reduction: The Explanatory Gap and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of

    Science.‖ Consciousness 2004 Conference. Tucson, AZ, April 2004.

    2003 Talk. ―New Semantics and Philosophy of Mind.‖ Northwest Philosophy Conference,

    Portland, OR, October 2003.

    2003 Commentator. On Peter Hanks, ―A Dilemma About Necessity.‖ Northwest Philosophy

    Conference, Portland, OR, October 2003.

    2003 Talk. ―Naturalism and its Discontents.‖ University of Califronia at San Diego, May 28,

    2003 Talk. ―Naturalism and its Discontents.‖ University of California at Riverside. June 3,

    2003.

    2003 Seminar discussion of manuscript of Mind and the World of Nature. University of

    California at Riverside. June 2, 2003.

    2002 Talk. ―Christian Studies‖. Society of Christian Philosophers. Messiah, College.

    Harrisburg, PA.

    2002 Talk. ―Goldilocks and Three Theories of Concepts.‖ NEH SummerInstitute on

    Consciousness and Semantics, University of California at Santa Cruz.

    2002 Talk. ―Phenomenology and Psychophysics.‖ Consciousness 2002 conference, Tucson

    Arizona, April 2002.

    2000 Talk. ―Laws and Idealization.‖ Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Columbia

    University. June 2000.

    1999 Chair. Session on Philosophy of Language, American Philosophical Association

    Eastern Division Meeings. Boston, MA, December 27-30.

    1999 Talk. "How (not) to Explain Concepts." University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

    November 11, 1999.

    2001. Reply to Jesse Prinz, Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Stanford

    University.

    1999 Talk. "Our Animal Bodies." SUNY Geneseo, March 5, 1999.

    1999. Organizer and Moderator of Boston Colloquium in Philosophy of Science symposium

    on Naturalism, Boston University, January 1999.

     1999. Talk. "Naturalism: Archaeology and Analysis" At Boston Colloquium in Philosophy of

    Science symposium on Naturalism, Boston University, January 1999.

     1998. Reply to Sandeep Prasada. Society for Philosophy and Psychology. University of

    Minnesota. June, 1998.

     1998. Talk. "Modularity and Disunity: What Do Philosophy and Cognitive Science Have to

    Say to One Another?" Stanford University Center for theStudy of Language and

    Information. May, 1998. Talk. ―Naturalism and its Discontents.‖ University of

    California at Santa Cruz, May, 1998.

     1997. Talk. ―Naturalism and its Discontents.‖ University of Massachussetts, Amherst, MA,

    December 5, 1997.

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     1997. Talk. ―Naturalism and its Discontents.‖ Boston University, Boston, MA, October 24,

    1997.

     1997. Talk. ―Why Naturalistic Metaphysics and Naturalistic Epistemology Make for Poor

    Bedfellows.‖ Reasons to Believe conference, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown

    PA, July, 1997.

     1997. Presenter. ―Phenomenology and Psychophysics.‖ Society for Philosophy and

    Psychology meetings, June 5, 1997, New School for Social Research, New York City.

     1996. Session Chair. Rethinking Intuitions. Notre Dame, IN, April 1996.

     1996. Comment. Reply to Thomas Bittner, APA Pacific Division Meetings, Seattle, WA.

    March, 1996.

     1995. Comment. Reply to Evan Thompson, Conference on Embodiment, Stonehill

    College, April 1995.

     1994. Session Chair. Conference on Mind, Notre Dame, IN, November 1994.

     1994. Presentation and discussion of paper. ―Computation, Naturalization and

    Psychological Explanation.‖ PATF, Smith College, May 8, 1994

     1993. Talk. ―Computation, Naturalization and Psychological Explanation.‖ St. Anselm

    College, Manchester, New Hampshire, November 9, 1993.

     1993. Talk. ―Computation, Naturalization and Psychological Explanation.‖ Boston

    Colloquium for Philosophy of Science. Boston University, November 1, 1993.

     1993. Talk. ―Weak Naturalization and Realization: The Case against Strong Naturalism in

    the Philosophy of Mind,‖ NEH Summer Institute on Naturalism, University of

    Nebraska, June, 1993.

     1992. Talk. ―Notions of ‗Representation‘ and the Diverging Interests of Philosophy and

    Empirical Research,‖ Conference on Cognition and Representation, SUNY Buffalo,

    April 35, 1992

     1991. Talk. ―Issues in the Notion of Representation,‖ NEH Summer Seminar for College

    Teachers on Mental Representation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, June

    August 1991

     1988. Talk. ―The Emergence of Cognitive Science (and the scars it bears)‖, Thirty-First

    Midwest Junto in the History of Science Annual Meeting, March 1988

     1987. Talk. ―Husserl‘s Noema, Metaphysics and the Transcendental Perspective: A

    Critique of Føllesdal‖, Society for Philosophy and Existential Philosophy Conference,

    October 1987

     1983. Talk. ―Divine Eternity and the Relativity of Space-Time‖, Indiana Philosophical

    Society Meeting, October 1983

Membership in Academic and Professional Societies:

     Associate, Behavioral and Brain Sciences

     American Philosophical Association

     Society for Philosophy and Psychology

     Phi Beta Kappa

Refereeing

     Oxford University Press

     Cambridge University Press

     University of California Press

     MIT Press

     Rowman & Littlefield

     Society for Philosophy and Psychology

     Basil Blackwell Publishers

     Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

     Noûs

     Synthese

     Canadian Journal of Philosophy

     Journal of Consciousness Studies

    Horst vitae September, 2004 4

     Choice

    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

Dissertation Reader

     Yale University, 1996

    Tenure and Promotion Reviews

     Fairfield University

     University of Hartford

    Other Professional Activities

     Participant in PATF discussion group, Smith College, 1993-present

    Horst vitae September, 2004 5

    Teaching Experience

    Making of the Modern Mind. (Seminar) A course looking at historically important texts (generally pre-20th-century) in the philosophy of mind. In the past, this course has dealt

    with Descartes and Hobbes.

    Recent Work in Philosophy of Mind (Seminar) A seminar devoted to reading important publications in the philosophy of mind. Emphasis is on book-length works. 1995 and

    1996 installments devoted to books on consciousness, 2002 on concepts

    Our Animal BodiesThe Interface Between Ethics and Cognitive Science (Seminar) An

    examination of applications of ideas from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, ethology,

    psychopharmacology and computer science to ethical issues. Includes readings by

    Dawkins, Wilson, Midgeley, Johnson, Flanagan and Horst.

    Mind and Language (Seminar) A seminar looking at theories of meaning for thought

    and language from Tarskian semantics to speech act theory (Austin, Grice, Searle, Bach

    and Harnish) to Millikan‘s evolutionary approach.

    Mental Representation (Seminar) An examination of the notion of mental

    representation, its use in contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and

    critiques of the representational metaphor for the mind.

    C.S. Lewis (Seminar, Tutorial) A reading of Lewis‘ essays, literary criticism, theology

    and fiction. Offered first as a tutorial and then as a seminar both for undergraduates in

    philosophy and as a graduate course in the Wesleyan Graduate Liberal Studies Program.

    Philosophy of Mind. (Discussion/Lecture) A course looking at the development of major

    trends in philosophy of mind in the 20th century (behaviorism, reductionism,

    functionalism, computationalism, eliminativism, connectionism) against a historical

    background of issues posed by Early Modern science and the philosophies of Hobbes

    and Descartes.

    Moral Psychology: Care of the Soul (Discussion/Lecture) A course looking at discussions of moral psychology from classical sources (Plato, Aristotle), to the

    development of a moral psychology in the Christian spiritual tradition, to contemporary

    philosophical works and discussions arising from studies of animal behavior and

    sociobiology.

    Philosophy of Language. (Discussion/Lecture) A survey of issues and movements in

    20th century philosophy of language against a background of Frege and Mill and

    introductory material in descriptive linguistics. Discussion of sense and reference,

    names, indexicals, intentionality, speech acts and the relation between language and

    thought.

    Philosophical Classics II: Descartes to Kant. (Lecture) A survey of Early Modern philosophy, reading complete texts from Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke,

    Berkeley, Hume and Kant. The uniting theme of the course is the attempt to understand

    the relationships between mind and body, idea and world, facts and morals in light of the

    scientific revolution. Primarily a course in metaphysics and epistemology with

    approximately five sessions on ethics and political philosophy.

    Beginning Philosophy. (Seminar for First-Year Students) Careful reading of

    philosophical texts, such as Plato‘s Gorgias, Descartes‘ Meditations and Lieber‘s Can

    Animals and Machines be Persons? Supplemented by fictional works (Neal

    Horst vitae September, 2004 6

Stephenson‘s Snow Crash, Stephen Bury‘s Interface) that illustrate philosophical points

    in the main texts.

    Introduction to Philosophy (Lecture/Discussion) A large class introduction to

    philosophical ideas. Readings and format have varied from year to year, including a

    class devoted to reading seven of Plato‘s dialogues. Covers issues in ethics,

    metaphysics, epistemology and logic.

    Philosophy and Christianity (Lecture/Discussion). A new class in Spring 2003 exploring

    several types of encounter between philosophy and Christianity in late antiquity, the

    middle ages, and the scientific revolution.

    University and Professional Services

    2004-5 Chair, Department of Philosophy

    Executive Committee, Society for Philosophy and Psychology

    Referee for Acumen Press

    2003-4 Co-Director of Christian Studies Department

     Referee for Psychophysics and the Cognitive Sciences

    20023 Honors Committee (Chair, Spring)

     Executive Committee (Spring)

     Director of Christian Studies Cluster

    2001-2 Snowden Fund Committee

    Referee for Oxford University Press

    Referee for Journal of Consciousness Studies 2000-2001 Chair of the Philosophy Department

     Referee for Oxford University Press

     Referee for Canadian Journal of Philosophy

     Committee on Pedagogical Renewal

    1999-2000 Chair of the Philosophy Department

     Director of Pedagogical Renewal

     Referee for Oxford University Press

     Referee for Journal of Consciousness Studies

    1998-1999 Chair of Philosophy Department

    Director of Pedagogical Renewal

    Referee for Oxford University Press

    Referee for Australian Journal of Philosophy

    Developed conference "Naturalism and its Discontents" for Robert S.

    Cohen Forum, a part of the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of

    Science.

    1998 Referee for Oxford University Press

    Referee for Cambridge University Press

    Referee for MIT Press Encyclopaedia of Cognitive Science

    Referee for Kluwer Journals Division Proposal

    1997 Referee for Rowman & LIttlefield

     Referee for University of California Press

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     Referee for MIT Press Encyclopaedia of Cognitive Science

     Referee for Society for Philosophy and Psychology Program Committee

     Keck Mentor for technology in the Humanities, Wesleyan University

     Began developing conference on naturalism for Boston Colloqquim for

    Philosophy of Science 1998-99 program

    1996 Reader for dissertation, Yale University

     Referee for Rowman & LIttlefield

     Search Committe for Division I Computer Coordinator

1995-1996 Began planning for History and Theory conference and special issue on

    biblical criticism, historical method and epistemology

    1995 Referee for Noûs

    1993-1996 Participant in ―Propositional Attitude Task Force‖ weekly discussion group

    at Smith College.

    1993-1996 Philosophy Department representative on divisional Technology Committee.

    1990-1996 Philosophy Department Speakers Committee.

    1994 Referee for Blackwell Publishers.

    1992 Referee for Synthese.

    1990-1991 University Technology Committee

    Horst vitae September, 2004 8

    Teaching and Committees 2002-2003 Courses: Recent work in philosophy of mind (Seminar)

     Philosophy of Mind

     Moral Psychology: Care of the Soul

     Philosophy and Christianity (new course)

     Honors Committee (Chair in Spring semester)

     Director, Christian Studies Cluster

     Phi Beta Kappa selection committee

    2001-2002 Courses: Consciousness and Naturalization (Seminar)

     (otherwise on sabbatical/leave)

     Snowden Fund Committee

     Christian Studies Steering Committee

    2000-2001 Courses: Philosophical Classics II

     Moral Psychology: Care of the Soul

     Studies in Medieval Philosophy (co-taught)

    Department Chair

    Committee on Pedagogical Renewal 1999-2000 Courses: Philosophical Classics II

     Moral Psychology: Care of the Soul

    Department Chair

    Director of Pedagogical Renewal

    Frosh advisor

    Senior thesis director for T. Wilner

    Senior thesis reader for B. Haverstick, C. Warner (COL), S. Wilkes (Classics)

1998-1999 Courses: Philosophy of Mind

     Moral Psychology: Care of the Soul

    Department Chair

    Director of Pedagogical Renewal for University 1996-1997 Courses: Beginning Philosophy

     Consciousness

     Philosophical Classics I (Plato and Aristotle)

     Moral Psychology: Care of the Soul

    Planning Committee for History and Theory conference on Biblical criticism,

    philosophy and history

    Keck Mentor

    Papers for Strategic Planning process

    Philosophy representative to divisional technology committee

    Senior thesis advisor for John Jacbson

    Senior thesis reader for A. Elberg thesis (CSS)

    Departmental Speakers Committee Horst vitae September, 2004 9

1995-1996 Courses: Beginning Philosophy

     Philosophy of Mind

     Consciousness (Philosophy seminar)

     Philosophical Classics II (Descartes to Kant)

    Planning Committee for History and Theory conference on Biblical criticism,

    philosophy and history

    Papers for Strategic Planning process

    Philosophy representative to divisional technology committee

    Search committee for Division I computing consultant

    Senior thesis advisor for G. Love

    Senior thesis reader for R. Pontikes, D. Sewell (History)

    Department Search Committee

    Department Speakers Committee

1994-1995 Courses: Beginning Philosophy

     Philosophy of Mind

     Philosophical Classics II

     C.S. Lewis (philosphy seminar)

     C.S. Lewis (GLSP seminar)

    Philosophy representative to divisional technology committee

    Senior thesis advisor for W. Vega, S. Yoder (COL)

    Senior thesis reader for C. Ellerman, M. Gershberg

    Consulted with Psychology Graduate Student C. Miciek

    Department Search Committee

    Department Speakers Committee

1993-1994 Courses: Philosophical Classics II

    Philosophy representative to divisional Technology Committee

    Sabbatical research at Center for Adaptive Systems, Boston University

1992-1993 Courses: Philosophy of Mind

     Introduction to Philosophy

     Making of the Modern Mind (Seminar)

     Philosophical Classics II

    Frosh Advisor

    Tutorial on HyperCard (B. Mandel)

    University Major Committee for S. Berbeco

    Thesis advisor for Dan Viner

    Thesis Reader for Sean McKeever, Brian Lennon

    Worked with Psychology Graduate Student P. WIlliams

    Department Speakers Committee

1991-1992 Courses: Philosophy of Language

     Mind and Language (seminar)

     Philosophical Classics II

     Introduction to Philosophy

    Group Tutorial on C.S. Lewis (12 students)

    Thesis Advisor for J. Foley

    Thesis reader for J. Madsen, J. Katz Horst vitae September, 2004 10

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