Eric Funkhouser

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Contact Information


Title: Associate Professor

Email:
efunkho@uark.edu
Phone: (479) 575-7441

Office:

308 MAIN
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR  72701

Office Hours, Spring 2016:

MWF, 8:30 - 9:30, and by appointment

About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Arkansas. My main areas of research are in philosophy of mind and action, metaphysics, moral psychology, and rationality. I also serve as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Philosophy Department.

I have published a book in which I develop and defend a theory of properties and kinds, with special applications to debates over multiple realizability and reduction in the philosophy of mind (The Logical Structure of Kinds, Oxford University Press, 2014). I am currently working on my second book, tentatively entitled Belief, Signaling, and Deception. In this book I defend a non-rationalist account of belief, arguing that many beliefs serve a signaling function that explains various cognitive biases and pro-social beliefs. This function also generalizes to other mental states and attitudes. I also continue to work on certain topics in metaphysics, as well as a Templeton funded project on the philosophy and psychology of self-control.
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