Department Chair &
Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Rocco J. Gennaro is the Philosophy Department Chairperson and a Professor of Philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 at Syracuse University and had been at Indiana State University in Terre Haute for fourteen years before moving to Southern Indiana in 2009.
Dr. Gennaro's primary research and teaching interests are in Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, Early Modern History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Applied Ethics.
He has published seven books (as either sole author or editor) and over twenty articles and book chapters in these areas. He has recently completed work on a single author book entitled The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts (MIT Press). For the MIT Press link, click here. See also the table of contents, chapter 1, and acknowledgments.
For publications see his short CV for selected linked papers — or long CV.
He is also the Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science area editor for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
For a list of desired and posted articles see the link below:
IEP Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science