Eric M. Funkhouser

Eric M. Funkhouser


J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-7441

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Eric Funkhouser’s main areas of interest are philosophy of mind, action theory, and metaphysics. He has published a book on the structure of scientific kinds and their taxonomies – The Logical Structure of Kinds (OUP, 2014). This book develops a metaphysical theory of properties, with special applications to multiple realizability, reduction and autonomy, and causation. He is currently writing a book on the nature of belief, with special attention to the evolution of deception and cognitive biases.

Philosophy of mind, action theory, and metaphysics.

PhD, Syracuse

“A Call for Modesty: A Priori Philosophy and the Mind-Body Problem”, New Waves in Philosophy of Mind (2014)

"Self-Deception and the Limits of Folk Psychology", (Social Theory and Practice, 2009).

"Frankfurt Cases and Overdetermination", (Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2009).

"A Liberal Conception of Multiple Realizability", (Philosophical Studies, Feb. 2007).

"The Determinable-Determinate Relation", (Nous, September 2006).

"Do the Self-Deceived Get What They Want? ", (Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Sept. 2005).

"Willing Belief and the Norm of Truth", (Philosophical Studies, Aug. 2003).

"Three Varieties of Causal Overdetermination", (Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Dec. 2002).