USIA Fellow Prof. David Rosenthal


Professor David Rosenthal is the Honorary Advisor, and a fellow (Hon) of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Dr. David Rosenthal is a Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind, especially consciousness, intentionality, sensation, and the self
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Neuroscience
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • 17th-Century Rationalism

Representative Publications

  1. “There’s Nothing about Mary”, forthcoming in Classic Arguments: The Knowledge Argument, ed. Sam Coleman, Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.
  2. “Consciousness and Confidence”Neuropsychologia, in press.
  3. “Seeming to Seem”, in The Philosophy of Daniel Dennett, ed. Bryce Huebner, New York:  Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 133-164.
  4. “Quality Spaces, Relocation, and Grain”, in Sellars and His Legacy, ed. James R. O’Shea, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 149-185.
  5. “René Descartes’s Meditations on First PhilosophyTopoi 15, 2 (October 2015): 541-548.
  6. “Higher-Order Awareness, Misrepresentation, and Function”Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 367, 1594 (May 19, 2012): 1424-1438.
  7. “Awareness and Identification of Self”Consciousness and the Self: New Essays, ed. JeeLoo Liu and John Perry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 22-50.
  8. “Empirical Support for Higher-Order Theories of Conscious Awareness”, with Hakwan Lau, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 15, 8 (August 2011): 365-373.
  9. “How to Think about Mental Qualities”Philosophical Issues: Philosophy of Mind, 20 (October 2010): 368-393.
  10. “Consciousness and Its Function”Neuropsychologia, 46, 3 (2008): 829-840.

*Source from the Graduate Center, CUNY