Mitchell Herschbach
Department of Philosophy, CSU Northridge
Mitchell Herschbach

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Mitchell Herschbach
Department of Philosophy
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street; ST-522
Northridge, CA 91325-8253


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Mitchell Herschbach

I am a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the California State University, Northridge. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy & Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego.

My main research interests lie in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science, particularly cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience. Much of my work thus far has focused on the nature of human social cognition. From a philosophy of science perspective, I am interested in the nature of explanation in the cognitive sciences, particularly the mechanistic approach and its relation to other more radical alternatives emphasizing the embodied, embedded, enactive, and/or extended nature of cognition.

  • I've been invited to comment on "Goal ascription for the a-rational" by Sam Clarke (University of Oxford) as part of the 2016 Minds Online Conference. The online session on the paper will be September 19-23, 2016.
  • I'm writing a critical note for the Social Cognition section of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition edited by Albert Newen, Leon de Bruin, and Shaun Gallagher.

  • Teaching
  • During Fall 2016 I am teaching PHIL 100: General Logic, PHIL 305: Business Ethics, and PHIL 325: Philosophy and Biology.

  • Professional Service
  • I am an Associate Editor of Philosophical Psychology, an interdisciplinary journal focusing on foundational issues in the psychological sciences. I previously served as Book Review Editor and Editorial Assistant & Publications Editor. Relevant papers should be submitted through our manuscript submission site.