CORY D WRIGHT



Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Department of Philosophy

McIntosh Humanities Building 917

California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840–2408 USA


Telephone: 562–985–2736

Email: cory.wright@zoho.com

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Mechanistic explanation without the ontic conception." European Journal of Philosophy of Science, 2: 375–394 (2012).

Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates, ed. with Nikolaj Pedersen. Oxford University Press (2012).

"The use of heuristics in psychological explanation," with Iris van Rooij & Todd Wareham. Synthèse, 187: 471–487 (2012).

"
Pluralism about truth as alethic disjunctivism," with Nikolaj Pedersen. In Nikolaj Pedersen & Cory D. Wright (eds.), Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates. Oxford University Press (2012).

"Pluralist theories of truth," with Nikolaj Pedersen. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012).

"Is pluralism about truth inherently unstable?" Philosophical Studies, 159: 89–105 (2012).

"Truth, pluralism, monism, correspondence
," with Nikolaj Pedersen. In Cory D. Wright & Nikolaj Pedersen (eds.), New Waves in Truth (205–217). Palgrave Macmillan (2010).

New Waves in Truth
, ed. with Nikolaj Pedersen. Palgrave Macmillan
(2010).

"Truth, Ramsification, and the pluralist’s revenge
." Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 88: 265–283 (2010).



RECENT TALKS, ETC.

"Causes in causal explanation: the problem of abstract relata.” 87th annual meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association (San Francisco, CA), 30 March 2013.

Philosophy Day Symposium, org. with Alex Klein (Long Beach, CA), 11 May 2012.


"Ontic explanation and the electrophysiological mechanisms of reward." Invited guest lecture (Neurophilosophy), Department of Artificial Intelligence, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Nijmegen, NL), 7 May 2012.

"Engineering truth."
Good AIfternoon Colloquium, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Nijmegen, NL), 3 May 2012.

"Intractability and the use of heuristics in psychological explanations." 103rd annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (New Orleans, LA), 11 March 2011.


"Functionalism about truth and the modified Ramsey-Lewis sentence." Department of Philosophy Colloquium, University of Nevada Los Vegas (Las Vegas, NV), 15 October 2010.


"The role of abstraction in generalizations about mechanistic phenomena.” 84th annual meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association (San Francisco, CA), 2 April 2010.


"Is pluralism about truth inherently unstable?” 38th annual meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy (Kansas City, MO), 20 March 2010.


"Pluralism: a progress report." 12th annual Southern California Philosophy Conference. (Claremont, CA), 7 November 2009.


Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates
, org. with Michael P. Lynch, Marcus Rossburg, & Nikolaj Pedersen (Storrs, CT), 15–17 May 2009.


"The role of laws in mechanistic explanations of psychological phenomena." 101st annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (Savannah, GA), 10 April 2009.



APPOINTMENTS, SELECT AWARDS, HONORS, ETC.

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, California State University Long Beach, 2008–current.

Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities [declined], Johns Hopkins University, 2008–2010.

Visiting Research Fellow, Tilburg Center for Logic & Philosophy of Science, Universiteit van Tilburg, 2008.

James S. McDonnell Post-doctoral Fellow, Philosophy Neuroscience Psychology Program, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007–2008 [2008–2009 declined].

J. William Fulbright Fellowship, U. S. Department of Education, 2004–2005.



TEACHING

Department of Philosophy, California State University Long Beach

Graduate Seminar in Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism
Graduate Seminar in Epistemology: Theories of Truth
History of Early Analytic Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
Graduate Proseminar: Science and Democracy
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy and Film
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Reasoning

Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, Washington University St. Louis

Current Controversies in Cognitive Science: Cognitive Grammar
Introduction to the Cognitive Sciences

Department of Philosophy, University of California San Diego

Philosophy of Cognitive Science



PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Ad Hoc Referee

Philosophy of Science (2×), Biology and Philosophy, Erkenntnis (4×), Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2×), Philosophical Quarterly (2×), Journal of Philosophical Logic (2×), Mind, Dialectica (5×), Linguistics and Philosophy, Minds and Machines, Philosophers' Imprint, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Psychology (7×), Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2×), Synthèse (2×), Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Theory and Psychology, Journal of Mind and Behavior, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press

Book Review Editor, Psyche, 2007–2009
Book Review Editor, Philosophical Psychology, 2002–2007
Managing Editor, Philosophical Psychology, 2002–2004
Assessing Editor for Journal of Mind and Behavior, 2000–current