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Rocco Gennaro

Dr. Rocco J. Gennaro

Professor of Philosophy

Political Science, Public Administration and Philosophy Department



Dr. Rocco J. Gennaro is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Indiana.  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 (especially consciousness), Metaphysics, Early Modern History of Philosophy, NeuroEthics, and Applied Ethics.

He has published eleven books (as either sole author or editor) and over fifty articles and book chapters in these areas. He has most recently published a book entitled The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts (MIT Press, 2012), and edited an anthology entitled Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathologies and Theories of Consciousness (MIT Press, 2015).

Dr. Gennaro also has written Consciousness (click) published by Routledge Press (2017) as well as edited The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness (2018) (click). Most recently (2020), he has published Mind and Brain; a dialogue on the mind-body problem (click).

Dr. Gennaro is also a co-editor (with Casey Harison) of The Who and Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield: Lexington Press, 2016).  Click here.

For more details, click Curriculum Vitae.  Some of his publications are also available via PhilPapers.

He is also the Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science area editor for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (link here).

Mind and Brain Consciousness Handbook