Jon Cogburn received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1999 and joined the philosophy faculty at LSU in the same year.
Personal Website: http://www.projectbraintrust.com/cogburn
Dr. Cogburn teaches primarily in the areas of philosophy of mind, language, and logic. Research interests include realism/anti-realism debates, modality, the computational theory of mind, semantics for vagueness, dialethism, tacit knowledge, and issues at the intersection of the sociology of science and cognitive science.
Courses Recently Offered
- PHIL 2023 Philosophy of Art
- PHIL 4914 Philosophy of Language
- PHIL 4941 Philosophy of Mind
- PHIL 4952 Metaphysics
- J. Cogburn and M. Silcox. Philosophy of Video Games. Routledge, 2009.
- J. Cogburn and M. Silcox, eds. Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy. Open Court, under contract.
- With Jeff Roland. “Strong, Therefore Sensitive: Misgivings about a Proposed Marriage between Contextualist and Anti-Luck Epistemologies.” Grazer Philosophische Studien, forthcoming.
- With Jeff Roland. “Anti-Luck Epistemologies and Necessary Truths.” Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel, forthcoming.
- With M. Silcox. “The Emergence of Emergence: Computability and Ontology.” American Philosophical Quarterly 48.1 (2011): 63-74.
- With J. Megill. “Are Turing Machines Platonists? Inferentialism and the Philosophy of Mind.” Minds and Machines 20.3 (2010): 423-40.
- With M. Silcox. “Computability Theory and Literary Competence.” The British Journal of Aesthetics 46.5 (2006): 369-86.
- “The Logic of Logical Revision: Formalizing Dummett’s Argument.” The Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83.1 (2005): 15-32.
- With J. Megill. “Easy's Getting Harder all the Time: Human Emotions and the Frame Problem.” Ratio 17.3 (2005): 306-16.
- With M. Silcox, “Computing Machinery and Emergence.” Minds and Machines 15.1 (2005): 73-89.
- With R. Cook. “Inverted Space: Minimal Verificationism, Propositional Attitudes, and Compositionality.” Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel 32 (2005): 73-92.
- “Inferentialism and Tacit Knowledge.” Behavior and Philosophy 32 (2005): 503-24.
- “Tonking a Theory of Content: An Inferentialist Rejoinder.” Logic and Logical Philosophy 13 (2005): 31-36.
- “Paradox Lost.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 34.2 (2004): 195-216.
- “Manifest Invalidity: Neil Tennant's New Argument for Intuitionism.” Synthese 134.3 (2003): 353-62.
- “Logical Revision Re-revisited: The Wright/Salerno Argument for Intuitionism.” Philosophical Studies 60.1 (2002): 5-12.
- “Deconstructing Dummett’s Anti-Realism: A New Argument Against Church’s Thesis.” The Logica Yearbook (2002): 57-68.
- With R. Cook. “What Negation is Not: Intuitionism and '0=1'.” Analysis 60.1 (2000): 5-12.
Chapters in edited volumes
- With N. Hebert. “Role Playing Magic and Paradoxes of the Inexpressible.” In Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy. Edited by J. Cogburn and M. Silcox. Open Court, forthcoming.
- “Alignment in the 4.5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons.” In Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy. Edited by J. Cogburn and M. Silcox. Open Court, forthcoming.
- “Moore’s Paradox as an Argument Against Anti-Realism.” In The Realism-Antirealism Debate in the Age of Alternative Logics (Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science). Edited by Shahid Rahman, Giuseppe Primiero, and Mathieu Marion. Springer, 2011.
- With M. Silcox. “Azeroth versus the Experience Machine.” In World of Warcraft and Philosophy: Wrath of the Philosopher King. Open Court, 2009.
- “The Philosophical Basis of What? The Anti-Realist Case For Dialethism.” Pages 217-34 in The Law of Non-Contradiction. Edited by Graham Priest, J. C. Beall, and Bradley Armour-Garb. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Reviews and critical notices
- “The Last Positivist: Critical Notice of Robert Brandom's Reason in Philosophy.” In The Journal of Value Inquiry, forthcoming.
- “Critical Notice of Robert Brandom's Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism.” In Philosophical Books 51.3 (2010): 160-74.
- With R. Cook. Review of Piergiorgio Odifreddi (ed.), Kreiseliana: About and Around Georg Kreisel, (A.K. Peters Ltd. Stanford ).” In Studia Logica 63 (1999).