I am a professor of philosophy at the Central European University in Budapest.
I work in the philosophy of mind. I have attempted to address questions about the most general nature, or essence, of the human mind, and about the place of the mind in the rest of nature.
A short description of my philosophical interests is here. A short CV is here.
New Book: The Meaning of Belief
My book The Meaning of of Belief was published by Harvard University Press on October 30 2017.
It was reviewed in the New York Times by James Ryerson. The New York Times chose it as one of its twelve recommended books for the week of 26 October.
Other reviews have appeared in Publisher's Weekly, the THE, the TLS, the New York Review of Books, The Tablet, the LA Review of Books, and Mind.
An excerpt from the book was published in the TLS on November 3.
Gottlob Frege lectures, October 2017
In October 2017 I gave the Gottlob Frege Lectures at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
My lecture series was called Thoughts, Thinking, Thinkers. I defend what I have called elsewhere 'psychologism about the psychological'.
Frege said that we should always separate the psychological from the logical. I argue that analytic philosophy of mind has not followed him in this, to its disadvantage.
Videos of the lectures are here.
Some new and forthcoming writings
'Secularism as a Liberal Ideal', Review of Joan Wallach Scott, Sex and Secularism, Tocqueville21
Review of Rowan Williams, Being Human, TLS
'Religion in the Open Society' in Michael Ignatieff and Stefan Roch (eds.) Rethinking Open Society (CEU Press)
'The Return of Aristotelian Metaphysics' in First Things
'A Short History of the Philosophy of Consciousness in the 20th Century' in Amy Kind (ed.) History of the Philosophy of Mind: the 20th Century (Routledge 2018)