Radu J. Bogdan, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Stanford University, 1980

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Director, Cognitive Studies

Regular Guest Professor:
   University of Bucharest, Romania.
   Director, OPEN MIND


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(504) 862-3387

Personal webpage

Academic Interests:

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Cognitive Science


Recent Articles:

  • "Memory as a Window on the Mind," in Parvu (ed.), Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Springer, 2015.
  • "Scaffolding Early Acquisitions in Communication and Language: Intuitive Psychology as Mind Designer," in Budwig et. al. (eds.), Rethinking Language and Communication Development, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • "Self-consciousness" (with responses to commentators), Consciousness Online 2012 Conference.
  • "Inside Loops: Developmental Premises of Self-ascriptions", Synthese 159, 2, 2007, 235-251.
  • "Pretending as Imaginative Rehearsal for Cultural Conformity," Journal of Cognition and Culture, 5, 1-2, 2005, 191-213.
  • "Why Self-Ascriptions are Difficult and Develop Late," in B. Malle and S. Hodges (eds.), Other Minds, New York: Guilford Press, 2005.
  • "What is Epistemic Discourse About?" in D. Kolak and J. Symons (eds.), Quantifiers, Questions, and Quantum Physics, Springer, Dordrecth, 2004, 49-60.
  • "Watch Your Metastep: The First-Order Limits of Early Intentional Attributions," in Kanzian, Quitterer and Runggaldier (eds.), Persons: An Interdisciplinary Approach Vienna: Holder-Pichler-Tempsky, 2003, 117-129.
  • "Developing Mental Abilities by Representing Intentionality," Synthese 129, 2, 2001, 233-258.
    "The Architectural Nonechalance of Commonsense Psychology," Mind and Language 8 (1993), 189-205.

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