Sean Dorrance Kelly






Philosophical Psychology Lab


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  1. “Heterophenomenology:  Heavy-handed Sleight-of-hand,” with Hubert Dreyfus, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 6, nos. 1-2 (March 2007):  45-55
  2. “Notes on Embodiment in Homer:  Reading Homer on moods and action in the light of Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty,” with Hubert Dreyfus, in Moving Bodies, 4, no. 2 (Oslo:  The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences), 2007.
  3.  “A Moment to Reflect Upon Perceptual Synchrony,” with Mark A. Elliott and Zhuanghua Shi, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 18:1663-1665 (2006).
  4. “On the Demonstration of Blindsight in Monkeys,” with Chris Mole, Mind and Language 21, no. 4 (2006):  475-483.
  5. “Closing the Gap:  Phenomenology and Logical Analysis,” in Harvard Review of Philosophy, 2005.
  6. “Reference and Attention:  a Difficult Connection,” Philosophical Studies 120 (2004): 277-86.
  7. “Demonstrative Concepts and Experience,” Philosophical Review 110, no. 3 (July 2001):  397-420.
  8. “Merleau-Ponty on the Body,” Ratio (new series) 15, no. 4 (December 2002):  376-391.
  9. "The Non-Conceptual Content of Perceptual Experience: Situation Dependence and Fineness of Grain," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (with response by Christopher Peacocke) 62, no. 3 (May, 2001):  601-608.
  10. "What Do We See (When We Do)?" Philosophical Topics 27, no. 2(fall, 1999):  107-128.
  11. “Bridging Embodied Cognition and Brain Function:  the Role of Phenomenology,” (with Borrett and Kwan), response to commentators in Philosophical Psychology 13, no. 2 (June 2000).
  12. "Phenomenology, Dynamical Neural Networks, and Brain Function,” (with Donald Borrett and Hon Kwan) target article with open peer commentaries in Philosophical Psychology 13, no. 2 (June 2000).
  13. "What Makes Perceptual Content Non-Conceptual?" Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy (special issue devoted to the philosophy of Gareth Evans) (fall 1998).
  14. "Existential Phenomenology and Cognitive Science,” (with Mark Wrathall) Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy (special issue devoted to Philosophy and Cognitive Science), (spring 1996).

Book Chapters

  1. “Seeing Things in Merleau-Ponty,” in Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty, ed. Taylor Carman (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  2. “The Puzzle of Temporal Experience,” in Cognition and Neuroscience, eds. Andy Brook and Kathleen Akins (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2005).
  3. “Husserl and Phenomenology,” in Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy, ed. Robert C. Solomon (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2003), 112-142.
  4. "Grasping at Straws:  Motor Intentionality and the Cognitive Science of Skillful Action," in Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science:  Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus - Vol. II, eds. Mark Wrathall and Jeff Malpas, (Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press, 2000), 161-177.


  1. “Husserl’s Phenomenology,” in Times Literary Supplement, no. 5482, April 25, 2008, pp. 8-9.
  2. "Review of Andy Clark:  Being There," Mind 109, no. 433 (January 2000):  138-143.



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