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Bernard Kobes

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Biography: 

Bernard Kobes is interested in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and the philosophy of cognitive science.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California-Los Angeles 1986. Dissertation: Individualism and the Cognitive Sciences.
  • C. Phil. Philosophy, University of California-Los Angeles 1978
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of California-Los Angeles 1976 
  • B.A. Philosophy and Mathematics, Calvin College 1975
Research Interests: 

philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of cognitive science

Publications: 
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "Burge's Dualism". The Waning of Materialism (2010).
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "Functionalist Theories of Consciousness". The Oxford Companion to Consciousness (2009).
  • Bernard Kobes. The Philosopher's Projective Error. Philosophical Studies (2007).
  • Bernard Kobes. The "One-Experience" Account of Phenomenal Unity: A Review of Michael Tye's Consciousness and Persons. Psyche (2005).
  • . . Review of: Consciousness and Persons (2005).
  • Bernard Kobes. Mental Content and Hot Self-Knowledge. in M. Hahn and B. Ramberg, eds., Reflections and Replies: Essays on the Philosophy of Tyler Burge (MIT Press) (2003).
  • Bernard Kobes. Philosophy of Language: Names and Natural Kinds. International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, second edition (Oxford University Press) (2003).
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 599Thesis
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 599Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 599Thesis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
PHI 571Studies in Phil of Mind
PHI 599Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
PHI 571Studies in Phil of Mind
Presentations: 
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "The Self in Philosophy, Buddhism, and Cognitive Science". Spirit of the Senses: Arts, Science, and Cultural Salon (Jun 2014).
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "What is Pereboom's Qualitative Inaccuracy Hypothesis?". Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 (Apr 2014).
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "Foundational Issues in the Science of Consciousness" (five contributed sessions). Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 (Apr 2014).
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "Partial Unity and Bayne's Switch Model of the Split-Brain Syndrome". Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012 (Apr 2012).
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "The Reflexive Nature of Consciousness and Anti-Individualism". Toward a Science of Consciousness (Apr 2010).
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "Philosophy, Consciousness, Neuroscience". Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (Sep 2009).
  • Bernard W. Kobes. "From Phenomenal Overflow to Inaccessible Phenomenal States: Filling a Gap in Block’s Argument". Toward a Science of Consciousness, Tucson, AZ (Apr 2008).
  • Kobes, Bernard. "Ontology of Color". Spirit of the Senses (Sep 2007).
  • Kobes, Bernard. Diachronic Unity of Consciousness Without the Specious Present. Toward a Science of Consciousness 2006 (Apr 2006).
  • Kobes, Bernard. Philosophy of Consciousness. Spirit of the Senses: Arts, Science, and Cultural Salon (Apr 2006).
  • Kobes, Bernard. Comments on Par Sundstrom, "Sensory Qualities and Concept Empiricism". APA Pacific Division Meeting (Mar 2006).
  • Alva, Noe, Kobes, Bernard. Real Presence. SPAWN 2005, Syracuse University (May 2005).
  • Piccinini, Gualtiero, Kobes, Bernard. The Mind as Neural Software: Functionalism, Computationalism, and Computational Functionalism. APA Pacific Division (Mar 2004).
  • Kobes, Bernard. "Functionalist Theories of Consciousness: Thumbnail Sketches".