Naomi Eilan is Professor of Philosophy at Warwick University and Director of the Warwick Mind and Action Research Centre. She currently co-directs a Leverhulme/British Academy project on The Second Person and the Only Conncet project (Warwick Impact Fund). She is on the Advisory Borad of the European Society of Philosphy and Psychology ( and was its President between 2009-2014). She has a longstanding interest in issues that lie at the intersection of philosophy of mind, metaphysics and psychology, and welcomes PhD students in those areas.
*.1999: Spatial Representation: Problems in Philosophy and Psychology, Oxford University Press, Oxford (originally published in 1993 by Basil Blackwell, Oxford. (Ed, with Roz McCarthy and Bill Brewer).
*. 1995: The Body and the Self, A Bradford Book, MIT Press. (Paperback 1996). (Ed., with Jose BErmudez and Tony Marcel)
*. 2004: Agency and Self Awareness: Problems in Philosophy and Psychology, Oxford University Press. (Ed., with Johannes Roessler).
*. 2005: Joint Attention: Communication and Other Minds, Problems in Philosophy and Psychology, Oxford University Press. (Ed., with Christoph Hoerl, Teresa McCormack and Johannes Roessler).
*. 2011: Perception, Causation, & Objectivity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (Ed. with Johannes Roessler and Hemdat Lerman)
*. The Reality of Consciousness, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Forthcoming
Articles and book chapters
*. 1992: 'The A Priori and the Empirical in Theories of Emotion', Cognition and Emotion, vol. 6, Issue 6; 457-466.
*1993: ‘The Imagery Debate: Critical Review of Michael Tye's The Imagery Debate’. Philosophical Books, vol. 3, No. 3; 137-143
*1993: ‘Molyneux's Question And the Idea of an External World’, in Eilan, McCarthy and Brewer, (eds.), Problems in the Philosophy and Psychology of Spatial Representation; 236-256
*1993: ‘Intuitive Physics’, in Eilan, McCarthy and Brewer, (eds.), Problems in the Philosophy and Psychology of Spatial Representation; 99-112
*1993: ‘Spatial Representation in the Sensory Modalities’, in Eilan, McCarthy and Brewer, (eds.), Problems in the Philosophy and Psychology of Spatial Representation; 179-191
*1994: ‘The First Person Perspective’. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Nov. 51-66.
*1995: ‘Consciousness and the Self’, in Bermudez, Marcel and Eilan, Eds. The Body and the Self, A Bradford Book, MIT Press.
*1997: 'Objectivity and the Perspective of Consciousness', European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 5, Number 3, December, pp 235-250
*1998: Perceptual Intentionality, Attention and Consciousness, in Contemporary Issues in the Philosophy of Mind, Royal Institute of Philosophy, Cambridge University Press,
* 2000: 'On understanding schizophrenia', Exploring the Self, ed. D. Zahavi, Advances in Consciousness Research, John Benjamin's Publishing Company. 97-113
* 2000:‘Consciousness and the Hard Problem', Journal of Consciousness Studies, 7, No. 4, 28-39
*. 2000: 'The Reality of Consciousness', in Bill Child and David Charles, Eds. Wittgensteinian Themes: Essays in Honour of David Pears,. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
* 2000: 'Consciousness, Acquaintance and Demonstrative Thought', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. LXIII, 433-440.
* 2001: ‘On the Metaphysical Reality of Colours’ ,Philosophical Books, vol. 42 , 243-52.
*. 2002: ‘Meaning, Truth and the Self, Commentary on Campbell and Parnas’, Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, Special Issue; On Explaining and Understanding Schizophrenia. Vol. 8, No 2/3
*. 2002: 'The Explanatory Role of Consciousness', in Interdisciplinary Aspects of Voluntary Action, Eds. Wolfgang Prinz and Sabine Maasen. Oxford, Oxford University Press
*. 2005: ‘Joint Attention Communication and Mind’, in Joint Attention, Communication and Other Minds, Eds. N. Eilan, J.Roessler, C. Hoerl and T. McCormack . Oxford, Oxford University Press.
*. 2006: 'On the Role of Perceptual Consciousness in Explaining the Goals and Mechanisms of Vision: A Convergence on Attention?’ Supplement to the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 80, 2006, pp. 67-88
*. 2007: ‘Consciousness, Self Consciousness and Communication', in Thomas Baldwin (ed.), Reading Merleau-Ponty: On Phenomenology of Perception. Routledge.
*. 2010: ‘The Explanatory Role of Consciousness ‘, in A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, eds O’Connor and Sandis, Wiley-Blackwell.
*. 2011: 'Experiential Objectivity’, Perception, Causation, & Objectivity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (Eds. Johannes Roessler, Hemdat Lerman and Naomi Eilan), Oxford, Oxford University Press.
*. 2013: 'Intelligible Realism About Consciousness: A Response to Nagel's Paradox', Ratio, 26 (3).
*. 2013: 'On the Paradox of Gestalt Switches Wittgenstein’s Response to Kohler', forthcoming in Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy.Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, vol.2, no 3. 2013
*. 2013 : 'A Relational Response to Newman’s Objection to Russell’s Causal Theory of Perception'. Theoria. 2013. DOI:10.1111/theo
* 2014: ‘The You Turn’, Philosophical Explorations, Special Issue: The Second Person, ed. N. Eilan, Vol 17, Issue 3 pdf.
*. 2015: 'Perceptual Objectivity and Consciousness: A Relational Response to Burge’s Challenge'. Forthcoming in Special Issure Percpetion Without Representation, Topoi. pdf
*'Joint Attention and the Second Person'. forthcoming. pdf
Co-authored book chapters
*.1991: ‘Spatial Representation: General Introduction’, in Eilan, McCarthy and Brewer, (eds.), Problems in the Philosophy and Psychology of Spatial Representation. (With Roz McCarthy and Bill Brewer).
*. 1995: ‘Self Consciousness and the Body: Interdisciplinary Issues’, in Bermudez, Marcel and Eilan, Eds. The Body and the Self, MIT. (With Tony Marcel and Jose Bermudez).
*. 2004: ‘Agency and Self-Awareness: Mechanisms and Epistemology’. In Roessler and Eilan, Eds. Agency and Self Awareness, Oxford University Press. (With Johannes Roessler).
Professor Naomi Eilan
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