Dan Burnston Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy Tulane University

Dan Burnston

Associate Professor
Director of Cognitive Studies
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

Personal Website

Academic Interests

  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science

Selected Publications

  • (Forthcoming).  Cognitive Ontologies, Task Ontologies, and Explanation in Cognitive Neuroscience.  J. Bickle, A.S. Barwich, and C. Craver (Eds.) The Tools of Neuroscience Experiment: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives. 
  • (Forthcoming).  Perceptual Learning, Categorical Perception, and Cognitive Permeation.  Dialectica.   
  • (2021).  Contents, Vehicles, and Complex Data Analysis in Neuroscience.  Synthese, 199(1), 1617-1639. 
  • (2021).  Pluralistic Attitude-Explanation and the Mechanisms of Intentional Action.  D. Shoemaker (Ed.), Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Vol 7. (pp. 130-153).  Oxford University Press.
  • (2021).  Getting over Atomism:  Functional Decomposition in Complex Neural Systems.  British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 72(3), 743-772. 
  • (2017). Interface problems in the explanation of action. Philosophical Explorations, 20(2), 242-258.
  • (2016). A contextualist approach to functional localization in the brain. Biology & Philosophy, 31(4), 527-550.