Peter Carruthers (DPhil, Oxford) is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy. Language, Thought and Consciousness: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology (Cambridge University Press, 1996). interests are in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, I have worked especially on theories of consciousness, knowledge of our own propositional attitudes, the role of natural Peter Carruthers is a regular faculty at University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Philosophy. Prior to that he trained as a Wittgensteinian, and published a couple of monographs on Wittgenstein's Tractatus. The Centered Mind: What the Science of Working Memory Shows Us About the Nature of Human Thought (Oxford University Press, 2015). In a previous incarnation for Cognitive Studies, resulting in a number of edited volumes of interdisciplinary essays. Phenomenal Consciousness: A Naturalistic Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2000). Cognitive Science Colloquium. I have also language in human cognition, and modularity of mind. the University of Maryland I was at the University of the mentality of animals; the But I have also published on such issues as: The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2011). nature and status of our folk psychology; nativism (innateness); human The Architecture of the Mind: Massive Modularity and the Flexibility of Thought (Oxford University Press, 2006). He is a member of the organizing committee for the University of Maryland Cognitive Science Colloquium. Peter Carruthers (DPhil, Oxford) is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy. Department of Philosophy, Skinner Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7505  Web Accessibility  |  Privacy Notice, Phone: (301) 405-5689 | Fax: (301) 301-405-5690. intentional content; and defence of a notion of narrow content for psychological The Animals Issue: Moral Theory in Practice (Cambridge University Press, 1992). Human Knowledge and Human Nature (Oxford University Press, 1992). Return to Philosophy Department page. published books on epistemology, and on ethics, and continue to have interests in these areas. I am a member of the organizing committee for the University of Maryland His primary research interests for most of the last thirty years have been in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and cognitive science. Oxford (working with Michael Dummett), and published a couple of monographs on Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Questions Laid to Rest (Oxford University Press, 2019). Prior to that he trained as a Wittgensteinian, and published a couple of monographs on Wittgenstein's Tractatus. and cognitive science. 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. I trained as a Wittgensteinian (at the University of Leeds), got my DPhil from They are interested in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and Cognitive Sciences. My primary research Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Before coming to Sheffield (UK), where I founded and directed the Hang Seng Centre explanation. His primary research interests for most of the last thirty years have been in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and cognitive science. Front page © 2009 Isaac Carruthers creativity; theories of