Research Papers

"Tye-Dyed Teleology and the Inverted Spectrum," forthcoming in Philosophical Studies, 2010. The final publication will be available at

"Helen Keller Was Never in a Chinese Room," forthcoming in Minds and Machines, 2010. The final publication is available at

"Five Puzzles for Semantic and Mental Content," forthcoming in Logique et Analyse, 2010.

"Saving Time: How Attention shows the Utility of Supposedly Superfluous Representations," in Cognitive Critique, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009.

"Attention and the New Skeptics," in the Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2008. Imprint Academic holds the copyright.

Ford, J. and Smith, D. W., "Consciousness, Self and Attention," in Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness, Uriah Kriegel and Kenneth Williford, eds., MIT Press, 2006. You can link to the website for the book at


Currently under review:

"William James and the Long-Distance Driver," under review at the Journal of Philosophical Research.


Book Reviews:

"Review of Zombies and Consciousness," Minds and Machines, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2010.

"Review of Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness," Minds and Machines, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009.