I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ottawa. I work primarily on the conceptual and methodological foundations of cognitive science. My current research projects are focused on three topics: the relationship between cognitive architecture and brain architecture; the relationship between animal and human cognition; and the contribution of cognitive science to our understanding of aesthetic experience.


     selected articles

Functional Independence and Cognitive Architecture. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67(3) (2016) 817-836 [pdf]

Modular Architectures and Informational Encapsulation: A Dilemma, with Dustin Stokes. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 5(3) (2015) 315-338 [Springer]

Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetic Science: Prospects for Integration, with Dominic Lopes, in S. Palmer and A. Shimamura (eds.) Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience, Oxford University Press (2012) 63-79 [abstract] [OUP]

L’inférence Neuroarchéologique Inverse et l’Évolution des Hiérarchies Humaines, Philosophiques 39 (2012) 259-263 [pdf]

What Should we Expect from the New Aesthetic Sciences? American Society for Aesthetics Newsletters 31(2) (2011) 6-7 [ASA]

Neural Reuse and Cognitive Homology, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2010) 268-269 [abstract] [Cambridge]

Hearing and Seeing Musical Expression, with Dominic Lopes, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (2009) 1-16 [abstract] [Wiley]

Assembling the Emotions, with Mohan Matthen, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 32 (2008) 185-212 [Taylor & Francis]

Anatomical and Functional Modularity in Cognitive Science: Shifting the Focus, Philosophical Psychology 20 (2007) 175-195 [abstract] [Taylor & Francis]