University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D. 2009 (The Homeostatic Mind: A Developmental Study of Object Cognition)
Stanford University: A.M. (Master's Thesis: Consciousness and the Context Problem)
University of California, Berkeley: B.A. Honors
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Philosophy of mind (cognitive science), Entrepreneurship.
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Consciousness, cognitive psychology, embodied cognition, artificial intelligence, epistemology,
American philosophy, logic (introductory), philosophy of science, environmental health.
OTHER TEACHING INTERESTS
Pragmatism, artificial intelligence, computing techniques, naturalized approaches
to ethics, developmental psychology, Nietzsche, embodied theories of cognition, simulation semantics.
The Homeostatic Mind: A Developmental Study of Object Cognition
How do we come to interact with a world that presents itself as pre-divided into objects? Objects
are discerned through interactions, interactions are executed under the control of an agent, and
control is best understood as a homeostatic system.
Committee: Professors Hans Sluga, Chair (Dept. of Philosophy), John Searle (Dept. of
Philosophy), and George Lakoff (Dept. of Linguistics).
McBride, Russ & Kauffman, Stuart (in preparation). The Evolution and Function of Consciousness.
McBride, Russ (in preparation). Toward a Unified Theory of Mind, Body, and Behavior.
McBride, Russ (in preparation). A Conceptual and Empirical Foundation for a definition
McBride, Russ (in preparation). The Ontology of Entrepreneurial Opportunity.
McBride, Russ (in preparation as a book). The Homeostatic Mind.
McBride, Russ. (2012). “A Framework for Error Correction under Prediction“.
Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 3, no. 411. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00411
McBride, Russ. (1999). “Consciousness and the state/transitive/creature distinction”.
Philosophical Psychology, vol. 12, no. 2, pp 181-196. Download a copy here. Manson response
Horn, Robert, Russ McBride, Jeff Yoshimi. (1998). Can Computers Think: The History and
Status of the Debate. A series of 7 maps and handbook. MacroVu Inc. BainBridge, WA. Images here
McBride, Russ. (1994). Consciousness and the Context Problem. Master's Thesis. Philosophy
Dept., Stanford University.
Rosenthal's Higher-Order Theory of Consciousness. Poster Presentation. (1996). Tucson, AZ.
Toward a Science of Consciousnes Conference.
Consciousness and the Tripartite Distinction. (1997). Tucson, AZ. Toward a Science of
Analysis of Higher-Order Approaches to Conscious Experience. (1999). U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference.
Turing's Claim and the Status of Artificial Intelligence. (2000). U.C.S.F. Sponsored by the
The Homeostatic Mind. (2013). University of Utah Psychology Dept.
Toward a Unified Theory of Mind, Body, and Behavior. (2013). University of Utah Philosophy Dept.
Toward a Unified Theory of Mind, Body, and Behavior. (2013). International Conference on
Cognitive Science and Psychology. Amsterdam.
The Ontology of Entrepreneurial Opportunity. (2013). Academy of Management. Orlando, FL
College of Alameda (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999), primary instructor:
Introduction to philosophy
Laney College (1995 - 1999), primary instructor:
Introduction to philosophy
U.C. Berkeley, teaching assistant (1999 - 2009):
Philosophy of mind (under John Searle, 1998)
Philosophy of science (under Thomas Ryckman, 1999)
Introductory logic (under Paolo Mancosu, 2000)
Cognitive science (under Bill Prinzmetal, Dept. of Psychology, 2006)
The Nature of Mind (under John Campbell, 2006)
Linguistics and cognitive science (under Geoge Lakoff, Dept. of Linguistics, 2007)
Artificial Intelligence (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
University of Utah
OTHER RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT
Lexington Institute, researcher in philosophy & artificial intelligence
Programmer, UC Berkeley's IST dept.
HONORS AND AWARDS
The Dean's Fellowship, Normative Time, 2003-4
Ars Digita University Philip Greenspun full MA scholarship, 2002
Who's Who Among American Teachers, 1998
Cum Laude, U.C. Berkeley
Golden Key Honors Society, U.C. Berkeley
Faculty scholarship, Pepperdine University
Seaver scholarship, Pepperdine University
Moral philosophy (Prof. Samuel Sheffler)
Philosophy of language (Prof. John Searle)
Cognitive science & philosophy (Prof. George Lakoff)
Epistemology (Prof. John Perry)
Introductory logic (Prof. David Gibson)
Modern Philosophy (Prof. David Gibson)
Philosophy of mind (Prof. John Searle)
Philosophy of Language (Prog. John Searle)
Philosophical methods (Prof. Bruce Vermazen)
Later Wittgenstein (Prof. Barry Stroud)
Nietzsche (Prof. Hans Sluga)
Early Nietzsche (Prof. Wallace Matson)
Kant (Prof. Hanna Ginsborg)
Plato (Prof. Wallace Matson)
Ancient philosophy (Prof. Paul Feyerabend)
Philosophy of religion (Prof. Wallace Matson)
Philosophy of science (Prof. John Dupré)
Analytic philosophy (Prof. Hans Sluga)
Animal cognition (Prof. Fred Dretske)
Aristotle (Prof. Alan Code)
First year graduate seminar (Prof. Barry Stroud and Prof. Richard Wollheim)
Aristotle's Rhetoric (Prof. Christof Rapp)
Metaphysics (Prof. Barry Stroud)
Philosophy of science (Prof. Peter Godfrey-Smith)
Approaches to consciousness (Prof. Güzeldere)
Aesthetics and psychology (Prof. Steve Palmer, Dept. of Psychology)
Fuzzy Logic (Prof. Lotfi Zadeh, Dept of Electrical Engineering)
Free will & society (Prof. John Searle)
Vagueness (Prof. John MacFarlane)
Consciousness (Prof. Alva Nöe)
Ethics and values (Prof. Samuel Sheffler)
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