Craig DeLancey

Philosophy CV

Areas of specialization

Areas of competency Employment Education Publications
2. (2022) Consciousness as Complex Event. New York: Routledge.

1. (2002) Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about Mind and Artificial Intelligence. New York: Oxford University Press.
1. (2017) A Concise Introduction to Logic. New York: Open SUNY Textbooks.
19. (2022) "Explanation and The Unreasonable Silence of The World." In The Myth of Sisyphus at 80. Brill. [Invited.]

18. (2021) "Camus's Absurd and the Argument against Suicide." Philosophia. DOI: [Blind peer reviewed.]

17. (2014) "Commitment and Attunement."  Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. December 2014, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 579-594. [Blind peer reviewed.]

16. (2013) "The Modal Arguments and the Complexity of Consciousness." Ratio. Volume 26, Issue 1: 35–50 (March). [Blind peer reviewed.]

15. (2012) "An Ecological Concept of Wilderness." Ethics and the Environment, 17 (1): 25-44. [Blind peer reviewed.]

14. (2012) "Consciousness and the Superfunctionality Claim." Philosophical Studies. Volume 161, Issue 3: 433-451. [Blind peer reviewed.] 

13. (2011) "Does A Parsimony Principle Entail a Simple World?" Metaphysica. Volume 12, Number 2: 87-100. [Blind peer reviewed.] 

12. (2007) "Phenomenal Experience and the Measure of Information." Erkenntnis, 66 (3): 329-352. [Blind peer reviewed.] 

11. (2007) "Meaning Naturalism, Meaning Irrealism, and the Work of Language." Synthese, 154 (2): 231-257. [Blind peer reviewed.] 

10. (2007) "Emotion and Cognition: A New Map of the Terrain." In A Cartography of the Mind: The Interface between Philosophy and Cognitive Science, M. De Caro, F. Ferretti & M. Marraffa (eds.). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Invited.] 

9. (2006) "Basic Moods." Philosophical Psychology, 19 (4): 527-538. [Blind peer reviewed.]

8. (2006) "Ontology and Teleofunctions: A Defense and Revision of the Systematic Account of Teleofunctions." Synthese, 150 (1): 69-98. [Blind peer reviewed.]

7. (2006) "Action, The Scientific World View, and Being-in-the-World." In A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism (Blackwell Companions in Philosophy), Hubert Dreyfus and Mark Wrathall (eds.). New York: Blackwell. [Invited.] 

6. (2005) "On Emotions and the Explanation of Behavior," with Adam Kovach. Nous, 39 (1): 106-122. [Blind peer reviewed.]

5. (2004) "Architecture can Save the World: Building and Environmental Ethics." Philosophical Forum, 35 (2): 147-159. [Blind peer reviewed.]

4. (2004) "Teleofunctions and Oncomice." Environmental Ethics, Summer Vol. 26: 171-188. [Blind peer reviewed.]

3. (1998) "Real Emotions." Philosophical Psychology, 11: 4. [Blind peer reviewed.]

2. (1997) "Emotion and the Computational Theory of Mind." In Two Sciences of Mind: Readings in Cognitive Science and Consciousness, Seán Ó'Nuallaïn (ed.). Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins. [Peer reviewed conference proceedings.]

1. (1996) "Emotion and the Function of Consciousness." Journal of Consciousness Studies, 3, No.5-6. [Blind peer reviewed.]
Reviews and prefaces:
13. (2018) Review of Paul Dumouchel and Luisa Damiano, Living with Robots, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 3 February.

12. (2013) Review of Dan Ryder, Justine Kingsbury, and Kenneth Williford (eds.), Millikan and Her Critics. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 24 October.

11. (2012) Review of Quentin Meillassoux, After Finitude. The European Legacy, 17 (3): 403-404. 

10. (2010) Review of Andy Clark, Supersizing the Mind. Symploke 18 (1-2): 415-417. 

9. (2009) Foreword to Handbook of Research on Synthetic Emotions and Sociable Robotics: New Applications in Affective Computing and Artificial Intelligence, David Casacuberta Sevilla and Jordi Vallverdu Segura (eds.), IGI Global. 

8. (2009) Review of Georg Brun, Ulvi Doguoglu, Dominique Kuenzle (eds.), Epistemology and Emotions. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 13 March. 

7. (2008) Review of Paul Thagard, Hot ThoughtMind, 117: 231-234. January. 

6. (2007) Review of Ronald de Sousa, Why Think? Evolution and the Rational Mind. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 4 December. 

5. (2005) Review of Jesse Prinz, Gut ReactionsNotre Dame Philosophical Reviews, October. 

4. (2005) "Lewis's DS Approach is a Tool, Not a Theory." Commentary on Marc Lewis's "Bridging Emotion Theory and Neurobiology through Dynamic Systems Modeling." Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28: 2.

3. (2004) Review of Simon Moore & Mike Oaksford (ed.), Emotional Cognition. Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 11 Issue 9 Sept 2004.

2. (2000) "Affect Programs, Intentionality, and Consciousness." Commentary on Edmund Rolls's The Brain and Emotion. Behavioral and brain sciences, 23: 2. 

1. (1997) Review of Consciousness and Experience, William Lycan. Philosophical Psychology, 10:2.

Panels and presentations (This list does not include internal departmental colloquia.)
32. (2022) "IIT entails the Complexity of Consciousness Hypothesis." Toward a Science of Consciousness; Tucson 2022. April 20.

31. (2020) "Consciousness as Sampling of an Information-Dense Environment" Toward a Science of Consciousness; Tucson 2020. September 14.

30. (2018) "The Overflow Argument and the Complexity of Consciousness." Toward a Science of Consciousness; Tucson 2018. April 4.

29. (2017) "Consciousness as Complex Event." Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, March 23.

28. (2016) "Probing or Priming? An XPhi Re-evaluation of The Knowledge Argument." Toward a Science of Consciousness; Tucson 2016. April 22.

27. (2015) "The Strategic Role of the Demand for Enthusiasm in Emotion Labor." Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, April 3.

26. (2014) "Phenomenological Bias and the Zombie Quarantine Problem." Toward a Science of Consciousness; Tucson 2014. April 22. 

25. (2012) "Misrepresentation and Complex Self-Awareness: a Defense of H.O.T. Theories of Subjectivity." Toward a Science of Consciousness; Tucson 2012. April 10. 

24. (2009) "Liminal Spaces and the Ethics of Shaping Place." American Philosophical Association, International Association for Environmental Philosophy Group Session, December. 

23. (2008) Commentary on "Steps Towards Unification in Theories of Emotion" by Jason Clark. American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, December. 

22. (2008) "Architecture Can (Still) Save the World." Thinking Through Nature, University of Oregon. June 21. 

21. (2008) "The Modal Argument and the Complexity of Phenomenal Experiences." Toward a Science of Consciousness 2008, Tucson, Arizona. April 8.

20. (2007) "Why You Can't Say What You See." Invited presentation. SUNY Geneseo. November.

19. (2006) "The Concept of Wilderness." American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, International Society for Environmental Ethics. December.

18. (2006) "Environmental Ethics as Design Imperative: The Example of Nonhuman Design." McGill University, Technology and Citizenship Conference. June.

17. (2006) "Sympathy, Merit, and the Social Order in Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments." Rochester Institute of Technology, Conference on Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments. May.

16. (2006) "Emotion, Action, and Reason." Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. January.

15. (2005) "Passion, Rock, and Reason." American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting. March.

14. (2004) Commentary on "Understanding the Emotions: Affect Programs and Higher Cognitive Processes," by Michael Sontag. American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting. Chicago. April.

13. (2004) "Environmentalism and Conflicting Community Interests: The Lessons of Abolition in Early America." Fourteenth North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community. Saratoga Springs, February.

12. (2003) "Emotion, Autonomy, and AI." Interactivist Summer Institute 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark, July.

11. (2003) "Systematic Biocentric Axiology: Environmental Ethics as a Foundation for Transhuman Ethics." Transvision 2003. Yale University, June.

10. (2002) "Film and emotion." Presentation to the Society for the Philosophical Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting.

9. (2001) "On Emotions and the Explanation of Behavior." Symposium paper, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. Co-authored with Adam Kovach.

8. (2000) Commentary on Robert Solomon's "Rationality and Emotion." American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking.

7. (2000) "Four puzzles for affective consciousness." Toward a Science of Consciousness, "Tucson 2000."

6. (1998) Faculty panelist, University of Arizona Consciousness Studies Summer Institute on Emotion, Culture and Consciousness.

5. (1998) Visiting faculty member, University of Arizona On-Line Conference on The Interface of Emotion, Consciousness, and Neuroscience.

4. (1997) "Sought Emotions." American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting.

3. (1996) "Akrasia, Emotion, and Structured Rationality." Weakness of the Will; Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.

2. (1996) "Emotion and the Function of Consciousness." Toward a Science of Consciousness, "Tucson II." (Poster presentation.)

1. (1994) "A Neuropsychological Critique of Strict Identity in the Theory of Emotions as Judgments of Value." First International Summer Institute in Cognitive Science. SUNY Buffalo. 

Grants, fellowships, and awards
13. (2019) President’s Award for Faculty Service, SUNY Oswego

12. (2006) Visiting Fellow, Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh.

11. (2006) Fellow, National Endowment in the Humanities. One year fellowship.

10. (2005) Principal Investigator, Army Research Institute Office of Basic Research grant, "Modeling the Strategic Role of Basic Emotions with Cellular Automata." 1 year, $92,203. (Single principal investigator grant.)

9. (2004/2005) Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant, SUNY Oswego. 1 year. "Modeling the Socio-economic Role of Anger with Cellular Automata."

8. (2004) Faculty Incentive Grant (summer research stipend), SUNY Oswego. "Passions and the Intellect: Understanding the Nature of Cognition and Emotion."

7. (2003) Faculty Enhancement Grant, SUNY Oswego. Summer stipend to develop an experimental course, "Logic, Language, and Thought: An Exploration of the Formal Limits of Reason."

6. (1997-99) National Science Foundation Graduate Research Traineeship.

5. (1996) Indiana University Cognitive Science Summer Research Fellow.

4. (1995-96) Indiana University Nelson Fellow.

3. (1994) Indiana University Cognitive Science Summer Research Award.

2. (1994) Indiana University Department of Philosophy Graduate Award for Academic Excellence.

1. (1986) National Endowment in the Humanities Younger Scholar (Summer Research Grant). "Yeats and the Golden Dawn."

Teaching experience
In addition to senior theses on tailored topics, courses developed and taught include: Academic service activities Referee work Dissertation Committees Outside tenure review Departmental external reviews Professional memberships Contact
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