David Leech Anderson

Professor Emeritus in Philosophy
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61704
dlanders AT ilstu DOT edu
Ph.D   Harvard University
MTS   Harvard Divinity School
MCS   Regent College
BA      Whitman College
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The Mind Project

I am the director of The Mind Project and the author or co-author of more than two dozen interactive online curriculum modules. My Profile Page on the The Mind Project website lists all those modules:

My Profile page on The Mind Project's website

I have published articles on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, consciousness and the work of Hilary Putnam.

What is Realist about Putnam's Internal Realism. Philosophical Topics, 1992, 20(1):49-84. [pdf]

What is the Model-theoretic Argument? The Journal of Philosophy, June 1993, 90(6):311-322. [pdf]

A Dogma of Metaphysical Realism” American Philosophical Quarterly, January 1995, 32:1-11. [pdf]

Why God is not a Semantic Realist in Realism & Antirealism, ed. Wlm Alston, Ithica: Cornell University Press, 2002. Google Book Search Preview (some pages are missing). [pdf]

Consciousness and Realism. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2007, 14 (1-2): 1-17. [pdf]

Humans using machines, humans as machines: Implications for teaching and learning. Humanities and Technology Review, Fall 2008, 27, 1-23. [pdf]

A Semantics for Virtual Environments and the Ontological Status of Virtual Objects. American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy & Computers, Fall 2009 9(1), pp. 15-19. [pdf]

Causality-Dependent Consciousness and Consciousness-Dependent Causality, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 19, No. 5–6, 2012, pp. 12–39 JCS [pdf]

Machine Intentionality, the Moral Status of Machines, and the Composition Problem in Philosophy & Theory of Artificial Intelligence, (Ed.) Vincent C. Müller, Springer: New York, NY, 2012, pp. 321-333. [pdf]

Hilary Putnam (1926-2016): A Lifetime Quest to Understand the Relationship between Mind, Language, and Reality, Mind & Matter, 2016 Vol. 14(1), pp. 87-95. [pdf]

The Role of Valence in Intentionality in Mind & Matter, 2017, Vol. 15(1), pp. 71-90 [pdf]