USIA Fellow Prof. David Rosenthal


Professor David Rosenthal is the Honorary Advisor 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

  1. Philosophy of Mind, especially consciousness, intentionality, sensation, and the self

  2. Philosophy of Psychology

  3. Philosophy of Neuroscience

  4. Philosophy of Language

  5. Metaphysics

  6. Ancient Philosophy

  7. 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 Philosophy“, Topoi 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.


Profile Source: Graduate Center, CUNY