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Gary Bartlett


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Gary Bartlett, Professor; email:; office: L&L 316

Gary Bartlett is from New Zealand, and has two honors BAs from the University of Otago, which is in Dunedin (but surely you knew that, didn’t you?). He came to the US in 1998 to attend graduate school in Philosophy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He received his PhD in 2006, spent one year at Haverford College (near Philadelphia), and then started at Central in Fall 2007.

Dr. Bartlett works primarily in the analytic tradition in philosophy. In particular, his main interests are philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and cognitive science. So it won’t surprise you to learn that his two BAs are in Philosophy and Psychology. He has published a number of articles on questions about the mind: in particular, is your mind entirely in your head? (maybe not) and can we understand the nature of consciousness? (not right now; ask again in a few years). In 2015 he received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the College of Arts and Humanities.

Dr. Bartlett also teaches classes in early modern philosophy, philosophy of science, theory of knowledge, and philosophy and science fiction; and with Dr. Ralf Greenwald of the Psychology Department he has team-taught a popular class on consciousness for the Douglas Honors College. More recently he has begun to develop an interest in philosophy for children, and more broadly in philosophy of education.



Gary Bartlett







Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Epistemology


















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