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My published research covers a range of topics in philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of psychology, metaphysics and aesthetics. The numbered list below has links to most of my papers, many of which are available Open Access. You can also find my papers on my and researchGATE pages.

If you’re interested in my work on philosophy of film you want papers #9, #19 and #29. My papers on other topics tend to overlap a bit so I’ve summarised them in this handy Venn diagram!

Revised Research Venn

For less academic work check out:

  • my session on the Panpsychast podcast (coming later in 2021)
  • a piece on my work by Raymond Tallis in Philosophy Now here
  • a radio debate on consciousness with Philip Goff here
  • a blog on perception for iCog here



1. “The Mental Affordance Hypothesis” Mind, Online First: doi:10.1093/mind/fzz036.

2. “Ensemble Representation and the Contents of Visual Experience” (co-authored with Tim Bayne), Philosophical Studies, 176:733–753, 2019. doi:10.1007/s11098-018-1037-3. Open Access

3. “Against Virtual Selves” Erkenntnis, 84:21-40, 2019. doi:10.1007/s10670-017-9945-8. Open Access

4. “The Problem of Consciousness: Easy, Hard or Tricky?” Topoi: Special Issue on the Hard Problem of Consciousness, 36(1), 17-30, 2017. doi:10.1007/s11245-014-9257-4.

5. “Gappiness and the Case for Liberalism About Phenomenal Properties” Philosophical Quarterly, 66 (264): 536-558, 2016. doi:10.1093/pq/pqv128. Open Access

6. “Can Self-Representationalism Explain Away the Apparent Irreducibility of Consciousness?” Synthese, 193(6), 1755-1776, 2016. doi:10.1007/s11229-015-0806-1. Open Access

7. “Affording Introspection: An Alternative Model of Inner Awareness” Philosophical Studies, Vol.172, No. 9, 2469-2492, 2015. doi:10.1007/s11098-014-0421-x. Open Access

8. “In Defence of Kantian Humility” Thought, Vol.1, 62-70, 2012. 10.1002/tht.9. Open Access

9. “The Philosophy of Film and Film as Philosophy” Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, Vol. 2, 2011.



10. Seeing the Forest for the Trees, forthcoming in Philosophy and the Mind Sciences.

11. “Ignorance as a Solution to the Meta-Problem of Consciousness,” Journal of Consciousness Studies(Special issue on Chalmers’s ‘The Meta-Problem of Consciousness’), 27 (5-6):108-119, 2020

12. “Representing Our Options: The Perception of Affordances for Bodily and Mental Action”, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 26(3-4): 155-180, 2019.

13. “Concepts, Contents and Consciousness” (co-authored with Tim Bayne) Neuroscience of Consciousness, (Vol. 1) 2016. doi:10.1093/nc/niv012. Open Access

14. “Finding the Feel: The Matching Content Challenge to Cognitive Phenomenology” (co-authored with Tim Bayne) Phenomenology and Mind, 10, 26-43, 2016. doi:10.13128/Phe_Mi-20090. Open Access

15. “The Neo-Russellian Ignorance Hypothesis: A Hybrid Account of Phenomenal Consciousness” Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol.20, No. 3-4, 125-51, 2013.



16. “Four Impediments to the Case for Mineness,” forthcoming in M. Guillot & M. García-Carpintero (eds.) Consciousness and the Sense of Mineness, Oxford University Press.

17. “Suffering and Affordances for Mental Action” in D. Bain, M. Brady and J. Corns (eds.) The Philosophy of Suffering, Routledge Press,2020, pp.37-54

18. “Self-Representationalism” in U. Kriegel (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Consciousness, Oxford University Press.

19. “Film as Philosophical Thought Experiment: Some Challenges and Solutions” in C. Rawls, D. Neiva & S. Gouveia (eds.) Philosophy and Film: Bridging Divides, Routledge Press, 2019, 92-115.

20. “The Knowledge Argument is Either Indefensible or Redundant,” in S. Coleman (ed.) The Knowledge Argument, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 180-197.


21. What is Philosophy of Mind?, Polity Press, 2021. (see the homepage of my site for a 20% discount code)

22. “Consciousness and Inner Awareness” (co-edited with Jonathan Farrell) Special issue of Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 8(1), 2017.

23. Intruders in the Mind: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Thought Insertion (co-edited with Pablo López Silva), edited collection under contract with OUP.


24. “AI and Affordances for Mental Action” Proceedings of the 10th AISB Symposium on Computing and Philosophy, 372-379, 2017. Open Access

25. “Editorial: Consciousness and Inner Awareness” (co-authored with Jonathan Farrell) Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 8(1), 1-22, 2017. (Special Issue on Consciousness and Inner Awareness). Open Access

26. “Ensemble Coding and Two Conceptions of Perceptual Sparsity” (co-authored with Tim Bayne), letter published in Trends in Cognitive Science, Vol.20, No. 9, 641-642, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.008.

27. “Receptivity and Phenomenal Self-Knowledge” Thought, Special Issue: Proceedings of the Northern Institute of Philosophy Early Career Conference, Vol.2, No. 4, 293-302, 2013. doi:10.1002/tht3.96. Open Access

28. “Consciousness, Ignorance and the Explanatory Gap” Philosophical Writings, Special Issue: Proceedings of the Fourteenth BPPA Conference, 45-57, 2011.

29. “What is it like to be John Malkovich?” The Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010. Open Access


30. “Review of Varela, Thompson, Rosch, The Embodied Mind (Revised Edition)” Phenomenological Reviews. Open Access

31. “Review of U. Kriegel The Varieties of Consciousness Philosophical Quarterly, 2015. Online first: doi: 10.1093/pq/pqv111.

32. “Review of R. Howell Consciousness and the Limits of ObjectivityJournal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 21, No. 5-6, 236-241, 2014.

33. “Review of D. Pereboom Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 20, No.9-10, 193-200, 2013.

34. “Review of M. Rowlands Can Animals be Moral Metapsychology Online Reviews 17, Issue 29, 2013. Open Access