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Radu J. Bogdan Professor Department of Philosophy Tulane University

Radu J. Bogdan

Director, Cognitive Studies
105 Newcomb Hall


Ph.D. Stanford University, 1980


Radu Bogdan is Professor of Philosophy, Regular Guest Professor at the University of Bucharest, Romania, Director of OPEN MIND, and Director of the Cognitive Studies Coordinate Major at Tulane.

Academic Interests:

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Cognitive Science


Recent Articles:

  • "Memory as a Window on the Mind," in Parvu (ed.), Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Springer, 2015.
  • "Scaffolding Early Acquisitions in Communication and Language: Intuitive Psychology as Mind Designer," in Budwig et. al. (eds.), Rethinking Language and Communication Development, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • "Self-consciousness" (with responses to commentators), Consciousness Online 2012 Conference.
  • "Inside Loops: Developmental Premises of Self-ascriptions", Synthese 159, 2, 2007, 235-251.
  • "Pretending as Imaginative Rehearsal for Cultural Conformity," Journal of Cognition and Culture, 5, 1-2, 2005, 191-213.
  • "Why Self-Ascriptions are Difficult and Develop Late," in B. Malle and S. Hodges (eds.), Other Minds, New York: Guilford Press, 2005.
  • "What is Epistemic Discourse About?" in D. Kolak and J. Symons (eds.), Quantifiers, Questions, and Quantum Physics, Springer, Dordrecth, 2004, 49-60.
  • "Watch Your Metastep: The First-Order Limits of Early Intentional Attributions," in Kanzian, Quitterer and Runggaldier (eds.), Persons: An Interdisciplinary Approach Vienna: Holder-Pichler-Tempsky, 2003, 117-129.
  • "Developing Mental Abilities by Representing Intentionality," Synthese 129, 2, 2001, 233-258.
    "The Architectural Nonechalance of Commonsense Psychology," Mind and Language 8 (1993), 189-205.