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.
Recent online papers
'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)
'The Knowledge Argument is an Argument about Knowledge' forthcoming in Sam Coleman (ed.) The Knowledge Argument (CUP 2019)
Other online papers are here
Other new and forthcoming writings
'Secularism as a Liberal Ideal', Review of Joan Wallach Scott, Sex and Secularism, Tocqueville21 with a reply by Scott and my reply to her
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