Department of Philosophy

Dr. Peter Mandik


Office:   Atrium 100
Phone:   973-720-2173
Office Hours:   T, R 10:15-11:15 and by appt.

Department: Philosophy
Position: Full Professor
Area Specialization: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, and Philosophy of Neuroscience

Prof. Mandik received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University. He is active in philosophy of mind and cognitive science and has published many articles and books in those and related areas.

Prof. Mandik is currently the director of the Philosophy Club.

You can learn more about Prof. Mandik at <>.

Selected Publications (Full curriculum vita)


  1. Mandik, Pete. (invited, in preparation) This is Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. Mandik, Pete. (May 2010) Key Terms in Philosophy of Mind. New York: Continuum.
  3. Mandik, Pete. (under revision for resubmission) The Subjective Brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. Kolak, Daniel, Hirstein, William, Mandik, Pete, and Waskan, Jonathan (2006). Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Mind and Brain. New York: Routledge 5. Bechtel, William, Mandik, Pete, Mundale, Jennifer, and Stufflebeam, Robert. (Eds.) (2001). Philosophy and the Neurosciences: A Reader. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Mandik, Pete. (in press). Supervenience and Neuroscience. Synthese. (published online January 27, 2010. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-010-9712-8)
  • Mandik, Pete. (2010). Control Consciousness. Topics in Cognitive Science. (published online March 8, 2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2010.01084.x)
  • Mandik, Pete. (2010). Swamp Mary’s Revenge: Deviant Phenomenal Knowledge and Physicalism. Philosophical Studies. 148 (2), 231-247. (published online December 10, 2008. DOI: 10.1007/s11098-008-9322-1)
  • Mandik, Pete. (2009). Beware of the Unicorn: Consciousness as Being Represented and Other Things that Don't Exist. Journal of Consciousness Studies. 16(1). pp. 5-36.
  • Mandik, Pete. (2007). Shit Happens. Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology. 4 (2). pp. 205-218
  • Mandik, Pete. (2003). Varieties of Representation in Evolved and Embodied Neural Networks. Biology and Philosophy. 18 (1): 95-130.
  • Grush, Rick and Mandik, Pete. (2002). Representational Parts.   Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 1 (4): 389-394.
  • Mandik, Pete and Clark, Andy. (2002). Selective Representing and World Making. Minds and Machines 12(3): 383-395.
  • Mandik, Pete. (2002). Synthetic Neuroethology. Metaphilosophy. 33 (1-2): 11-29. Reprinted in CyberPhilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing, James H. Moor and Terrell Ward Bynum, (eds.), Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.
  • Mandik, Pete. (2001) Mental Representation and the Subjectivity of Consciousness. Philosophical Psychology 14 (2): 179-202.
  • Mandik, Pete. (1999) Qualia, Space, and Control. Philosophical Psychology 12 (1): 47-60.
  • Mandik, Pete. (1998) Objectivity Without Space. The Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Special Issue on the Philosophy of Gareth Evans.