Peter Carruthers
Professor
 
AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Epistemology, Ethics
Office: 1122B Skinner Building

Peter Carruthers (DPhil, Oxford) is Professor of Philosophy. His primary research interests for most of the last twenty-five years have been in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and cognitive science. Prior to that he trained as a Wittgensteinian, and published a couple of monographs on Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Before coming to College Park he was at the University of Sheffield (UK), where he had a spell as Head of Department and was Director of the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies.

He is the primary organizer of the University of Maryland Cognitive Science Colloquium.

Google Scholar site.

The Centered Mind: What the Science of Working Memory Shows Us About the Nature of Human Thought (Oxford University Press, 2015).

The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2011).

The Architecture of the Mind: Massive Modularity and the Flexibility of Thought (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2005).

Phenomenal Consciousness: A Naturalistic Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Language, Thought and Consciousness: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Spring 2017
PHIL209J Philosophical Issues: The Rights and Wrongs of Killing People
PHIL209N Know Thyself: Wisdom Through Cognitive Science
Spring 2016
PHIL878A Seminar in Cognitive Studies
PHIL209N Know Thyself: Wisdom Through Cognitive Science
Spring 2015
PHIL209N Know Thyself: Wisdom Through Cognitive Science
PHIL408C Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Self Knowledge and Other-Knowledge
Fall 2014
PHIL878J Seminar in Cognitive Studies: Social Cognition
PHIL209N Know Thyself: Wisdom Through Cognitive Science
Spring 2014
PHIL209N Know Thyself: Wisdom Through Cognitive Science
PHIL408C Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Self Knowledge and Other-Knowledge
Spring 2013
PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues
Fall 2012
PHIL878C Seminar in Cognitive Studies
PHIL209N Know Thyself: Wisdom Through Cognitive Science