Susanna Siegel
Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

Office: Emerson Hall 317
Cambridge, MA 02138
fax (617) 495 2192
ssiegel [at-sign] fas.harvard.edu


What's new:

New paper: "Inference without Reckoning" This paper develops further the main idea about inference used in *The Rationality of Perception*. Forthcoming in Reasoning: Essays in Theoretical and Practical Thinking, edited by Brendan Balcerak-Jackson and Magdalena Balcerak-Jackson. To appear in 2018 (Oxford University Press).

In Spring 2018 I will be teaching a graduate seminar (open to undergrads) on the varieties of indeterminateness in perception.

In Fall 2017 I am teaching a seminar (open to undergrads and grads) on Episodic Memory.

In June and July 2016, I directed the NEH Summer Institute on Presupposition and Perception:Reasoning, Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics at Cornell University with Nico Silins.

My new book The Rationality of Perceptionwas published by Oxford in 2017.

Book talk from Ethics in the World series at Harvard Bookstore, April 2017.

Individual chapters from Oxford Scholarship Online and the four short blog posts at Brains' blog's series highlighting new books.

Reviews and Symposia are forthcoming in Mind, Ratio, Analysis Reviews, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

Upcoming book sessions:

2018 Eastern APA in Savannah, GA. Commentators: Jennifer Nagel, Adam Pautz, and Peter Railton.

2018 Pacific APA in San Diego, CA. Commentators: Andy Clark, Sally Haslanger, and Christopher Peacocke.


Some of my papers

My interviews with 3am magazine (from 2013) and PhilosopHER (from 2014) and Filosofuj! (from 2017 and in Polish).

My CV pdf - Updated November 2017


Courses

Fall 17

Placement officer 2017-18

Placement seminar (for job candidates)

Phil 158a: Mind, Brain, and Behavior Proseminar on Episodic Memory

2016-2017: On leave.

Spring 16

Phil 312. Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology (with Susanna Rinard)

Graduate Seminar in General Education: Democracy and Violence

Fall 15

Phil 303: Seminar for job market candidates

Phil 300: First-year Colloquium for Graduate Students (with Susanna Rinard)

Spring 15

Phil 160: Philosophy of Psychology

Phil 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Spring 14

Phil 158a: Classic Readings in Philosophical Psychology

Phil 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Fall 13

Phil 303: Seminar for job market candidates

Ethical Reasoning 21: Moral Reasoning about Social Protest

Placement Officer 2013-14

Fall 12-Spring 13: On leave

Spring 12

Phil 157z:MBB Proseminar: Epistemology Meets the Science of Perception and Belief (with Ned Block)

Fall 11

Placement Officer 2011-12

Phil 300a: First-year Colloquium for Graduate Students (with Mark Richard)

Phil 303: Seminar for job market candidates

Phil 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Spring 11

Phil 240: Seminar on perceptual justification (with Farid Masrour)

Phil 157: Proseminar on perception, prediction and action (with Sean Kelly)

Fall 10

Placement Officer 2010-11

Gen Ed 21: Moral Reasoning about Social Protest

Placement Officer 2009-10

Spring 10
Phil 253z: Perception

Gen Ed/MR 66: Moral Reasoning about Social Protest

Fall 09
Phil 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology

On leave, Spring '09

Placement Officer 2008-09

Spring 2008
Phil 156: Philosophy of Mind
MR 66: Moral Reasoning about Social Protest

Fall 2007
Phil 300: First-year Colloquium

Spring 2007
Phil 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology
Seminar on Perceptual Experience (with Alex Byrne, MIT)
MR66 Moral Reasoning About Social Protest

Fall 2006
Phil 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Spring 2006
MR 66: Moral Reasoning about Social Protest
Phil 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Fall 2005
Phil 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology

On leave, 2004-05

Spring 2004
MR 66 Moral Reasoning about Social Protest

Fall 2003
Phil 239 Introspection and Phenomenality
Phil 158a Proseminar in Mind, Brain and Behavior

On leave, 2002-03

Spring 2002
Phil 245/24.729 (with Michael Glanzberg, MIT): Demonstratives, Definites and Reference
Phil 146 Philosophy of Language: Pragmatics

Fall 2001
MR 66: Moral Reasoning about Social Protest
Tutorial Authority, Obligation and Disobedience

Spring 2001
Phil 245z Reference and Particularity
Phil 156 Philosophy of Mind

Fall 2000
MR 66: Moral Reasoning about Social Protest
Tutorial on P.F.Strawson's Individuals

Spring 2000
Phil 143z Proseminar on Perception
Phil 145z Proseminar on Demonstratives

Fall 1999
Phil 15: Political Obligation and Civil Disobedience