Dan Burnston


Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (Philosophy and Cognitive Science), 2015
M.A., Georgia State University, 2009
B.A. Rutgers University, 2007

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy


Newcomb 105E

(504) 862-3388

Personal Website

Philpapers page

Academic Interests
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science

Selected Publications

  • Burnston, D. C.  (Forthcoming).  Real patterns in biological explanation.  Philosophy of Science.
  • Burnston, D. C. (2016a). Cognitive penetration and the cognition–perception interface. Synthese, doi:10.1007/s11229-016-1116-y.
  • Burnston, D. C. (2016b). Computational neuroscience and localized neural function. Synthese, 10.1007/s11229-016-1099-8.
  • Burnston, D. C. (2016c). A contextualist approach to functional localization in the brain. Biology & Philosophy, 31(4), 527-550.
  • Burnston, D. C. (2016d). Data graphs and mechanistic explanation. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 57, 1-12.
  • Burnston, D.C. and Cohen, J. Forthcoming. Perceptual integration, modularity, and cognitive penetration. In A. Raftopolous and J.  Zeimbekis (eds), Cognitive Influences on Perception. Oxford University Press.
  • Uithol, S., Burnston, D.C., and Haselager, P.  2014. Why we may not find intentions in the brain. Neuropsychologia 56: 129-139.

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