The University of Minnesota Duluth's position on James Fetzer's conspiracy theories.

James Fetzer is a UMD Philosophy Professor Emeritus and conspiracy theorist. He retired from UMD in 2006. His theories are his own and are not endorsed by the University of Minnesota Duluth or the University of Minnesota System.

As faculty emeriti, Fetzer's work is protected by the University of Minnesota Regents Policy on Academic Freedom, which protects creative expression and the ability to speak or write on matters of public interest without institutional discipline or restraint.

Evolution and Cognition

Curriculum Vitae for Evolution and Cognition

James H. Fetzer

Authored Books:

THE EVOLUTION OF INTELLIGENCE: Are Humans the Only Animals with Minds? Chicago, IL: Open Court, 2005, pp. xx + 272.

RENDER UNTO DARWIN: Philosophical Aspects of the Christian Right's Crusade Against Science. Chicago, IL: Open Court, 2007, pp. xx + 220.

Edited Books:

CONSCIOUSNESS EVOLVING. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishers, 2002 (Advances in Consciouness Research) xix + 251 pp.

Articles and Reviews:

"Mentality and Creativity", Journal of Social and Biological Structures (January 1988), pp. 82-85.

Reprinted in C. Findlay and C. Lumsden, eds., The Creative Mind (New York, NY: Academic Press, 1988), pp. 82-85.

"Evolution, Rationality, and Testability", Synthese (March 1990), pp. 423-439.

"Review: Merlin Donald's Origins of the Modern Mind", Philosophical Psychology 6 (1993), pp. 339-341.

"Evolution Needs a Modern Theory of the Mind", Behavioral and Brain Sciences (December 1993), pp. 759-760.

"Review: Donald Griffin's Animal Mind", Human Ethology Newsletter (September 1994), pp. 15-17.

"Review: Sheets-Johnstone's The Roots of Thinking", Philosophical Psychology 7 (1994), pp. 397-399.

"Logical Reasoning and Domain Specificity: A Critique of the Social Exchange Theory of Reasoning" (with Paul Davies and Tom Foster), Biology and Philosophy (January 1995), pp. 1-37.

"Return to Animal Mind: A Reply to Aiken's Comments on My Review", Human Ethology Bulletin (December 1995), pp. 5-6.

"Are there Animal Minds? Discussion Review: M. S. Dawkins, Through Our Eyes Only: The Search for Animal Consciousness", The Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems 19 (Spring 1996), pp. 187-192.

Reprinted in European Sociobiological Society Newsletter No. 44 (May 1997), pp. 17-24.

"Biological Adaptations and Evolutionary Epistemology: Discussion Review: Henry Plotkin, Darwin Machines and the Nature of Knowledge", Adapted Behavior 4 (1995), pp. 201-210.

"Review: Daniel Dennett, Kinds of Minds", Philosophical Psychology 10 (1997), pp. 113-115.

"Discussion Review: Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind", European Sociobiological Newsletter (September 1998), pp. 18-23.

Reprinted in The Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems 21 (1998), pp. 229-233.

"Group Selection and the Evolution of Culture", in V. Falger, P. Meyer, and J. van der Dennen, eds., Research in Biopolitics: Sociobiology and Politics (Stamford, CT: JAI Press, 1998), pp. 3-15.

"Introduction," in J. Fetzer, ed., Consciousness Evolving (Amsterdam, NL: John Benjamins, 2002), pp. xiii-xix.

"Evolving Consciousness: The Very Idea!", Evolution and Cognition 8/2 (2002), pp. 230-240.