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Dan Burnston Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy Tulane University

Dan Burnston

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Newcomb 105E


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


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.