Contact

San Francisco State University
Hum 571
blackmon@sfsu.edu

I specialize in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. My main focus is on the physical realization of cognition, computation, and consciousness. For this reason and out of general interest, my work regularly involves issues philosophy of science, metaphysics, and (more recently) neuroethics. I have published broadly on topics such as mental representation, physical program implementation, hemispherectomies, the mind-body problem, and temporal parts theory.
I teach at San Francisco State University. I occasionally teach at University of California Davis. In past summers I taught Computational Theory of Mind at Sun Yat Sen University (on an OYCF fellowship) and Critical Thinking at South China Normal University, both in Guangzhou, China.