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Güven Güzeldere, Associate Professor, Philosophy, and Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and of Neurobiology

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Philosophy & Symbolic Systems (Field Designation in Cognitive Science)Stanford University1997
Computer ScienceIndiana University1989
PhilosophyIndiana University1989

Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
Research Interests:

Güven Güzeldere (Ph.D. 1997, Stanford) joined the Duke faculty in 1997. He has published articles on philosophy of mind, history and philosophy of psychology, and artificial intelligence. He has co-edited (with Stefano Franchi) two special issues of Stanford Humanities Review: "Bridging the Gap: Where Cognitive Science Meets Literary Criticism," and "Constructions of the Mind: Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities," as well as an anthology on consciousness (with Ned Block and Owen Flanagan), The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical and Scientific Debates, (MIT Press, 1998). He is a founder of Stanford Electronic Humanities Review, a founding associate editor of Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Consciousness, and a founding member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. He was a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center (1993-94), served as the academic coordinator for the Stanford Symbolic Systems Program (1994-95), and as a research consultant at the XEROX Palo Alto Research Center (1991-96). Güzeldere is affiliated with Duke's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.

Areas of Interest:

Philosophy of Mind
 History and Philosophy of Psychology and Neuroscience
 Cognitive Science
 Computation and Artificial Intelligence


Philosophy • Philosophy of Mind • Artificial Intelligence • Cognitive Science • Psychology • Neuroscience

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Dharol L. Tankersley  
  • Erich Gerlach  
  • Dharol Tankersley  
  • Steven Prince  
  • Tanya Kaefer  
  • Joe Neisser  
  • Steve Geisz  
  • Tom Polger  
  • Edward Nahmias  
  • Alan Galloway  
  • Donald Dryden  
  • Stefan Linquist  
  • Scott Huettel  
  • Elliott Ludvig  
  • Chrissy Camblin  
  • Taskin Kocak  
  • Xena Ryder  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Roy Crist, Ph.D. (2002/07-2003/07)  
  • Urs Pohlman, M.D., Ph.D. (2000/07-2002/07)  
  • Hyo-Eun Kim, A.B.D. (2000/07-2002/07)  
  • Askin Karadayi, M.D. (1998/07-1999/07)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. G. Güzeldere, Mechanical Minds: Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence from (2011) (Book manuscript, in preparation (backburner)..)
  2. Murat Aydede, Güven Güzeldere, Sensing, Perceiving, Introspecting: Cognitive Architecture and Phenomenal Consciousness (2011) (Oxford University Press, forthcoming.)
  3. Güven Güzeldere and Yoshi Nakamura, eds., The Puzzle of Pain: Philosophical and Scientific Readings. (2011), The MIT Press (in preparation, under contract.)
  4. O, Flanagan, J. Evans, G. Guzeldere, Neuroethics: The Ethics of Neuroscience or the Neuroscience of Ethics?, edited by Patricia S. Churchland, Neurology (2007)
  5. Murat Aydede and Güven Güzeldere, Cognitive Architecture, Concepts and Introspection: An Information-, Nous (2005)