Dr Ronald P Endicott

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Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Endicott is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Program Director for Cognitive Science at North Carolina State University. He was educated at Indiana University, Indianapolis (BA in Philosophy) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MA and PhD). He does research primarily in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science. He has also published articles in highly regarded journals such as the Journal of Philosophy, Synthese, Philosophy of Science, American Philosophical Quarterly, and Philosophical Studies, as well as contributed entries for The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (MacMillan) and the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (Cambridge).    

Teaching and Research Interests

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Science, and Metaphysics

Publications

Select Publications:

"Developing the Explanatory Dimensions of Part-Whole Realization," Philosophical Studies, vol.173, no.12 (2016): 3347-3368.

"Functionalism, Superduperfunctionalism, and Physicalism: Lessons from Supervenience," Synthese, vol. 193, no.7 (2016): 2205-2235.

"Resolving Arguments by Different Conceptual Traditions of Realization," Philosophical Studies, vol. 159, no.1 (2012): 41-59.

"Does Folk Psychology Have a More Weighty Influence On Scientific Practice Than Folk Physics?," in D. Povinelli, ed., World Without Weight: Perspectives on an Alien Mind. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 99-101.

"Realization, Reductios, and Category Inclusion," Journal of Philosophy, vol. 107, no. 4 (2010), 213-219.

“Reinforcing the Three ‘R’s: Reduction, Reception, and Replacement,” in M. Schouten and H. Looren de Jong, eds., The Matter of the Mind: Philosophical Essays on Psychology, Neuroscience, and Reduction. UK: Blackwell, 2007, 146-171.

“Multiple Realizability,” in D. Borchert, ed., The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol.6, 2nd Edition. US: Thomson Gale, Macmillan Reference, 2005, 427-432.

“Post-Structuralist Angst -- Critical Notice: John Bickle, Psychoneural Reduction: The New Wave,” Philosophy of Science, vol.68, no.3 (2001), 377-393.

“Collapse of the New Wave,” Journal of Philosophy, vol.95, no.2 (1998), 53-72.

“Many-Many Mappings and World Structure,” American Philosophical Quarterly, vol.35, no.3 (1998), 267-80.

“Searle, Syntax, and Observer Relativity,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol.26, no.1 (1996), 101-122.

“Constructival Plasticity,” Philosophical Studies, vol.74, no.1 (1994),  51-75.

Responsibilities

Program Director for Cognitive Science

Education

  • PhD in Philosophy from Michigan, 1989