James Blackmon

Lecturer Faculty
Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Ethics
Email: jcblackmon@sfsu.edu
Location: Zoom
Office Hours:
Mon: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tue: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Courses Taught

PHIL 621 - Minds, Brains and Computers

PHIL 620 - Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 205 - Formal Logic

PHIL 350 - Philosophy of Science

PHIL 395 - Ethical Issues in Science and Technology

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Critical Thinking I

Recent Publications

Integrated Information Theory, Intrinsicality, and Overlapping Conscious Systems Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2021.

IIT’s Scientific Counter-Revolution: A Neuroscientific Theory’s Physical and Metaphysical Implications with Francis Fallon Entropy 2021, 23(8), 942.

Review of Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Metazoa: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind with Jo Edwards Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2021, 28, No. 5-6.

"Hemispherectomies and Independently Conscious Brain Regions" Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics 2

"Searle's Wall" Erkenntnis 2012

"Review of "Re-Emergence: Locating Conscious Properties in a Material WorldEssays in Philosophy: Vol. 13: Iss. 2, Article 12, 2012

"Atomistic Learning in Non-Modular Systems" with Robert Cummins, David Byrd, Pierre Poirier, and Martin Roth Philosophical Psychology 2005

"What Systematicity Isn't: Reply to Wayne Davis" with Robert Cummins, David Byrd, Alexa Lee, and Martin Roth, Journal of Philosophical Research 2005

"Systematicity and the Cognition of Structured Domains" with David Byrd, Martin Roth, R. Cummins, Pierre Poirier, and Georg Schwarz, The Journal of Philosophy XCVII, No. 4: 167-185 2001

"The Epistemology of Non-symbolic Cognition: Atomistic Learning and Forgetting" with David Byrd, Martin Roth, Robert Cummins, Pierre Poirier, and Georg Schwarz. Tech. Report Phil 99-3, UC Davis