University of Southern Indiana

Rocco Gennaro

Rocco Gennaro

Chair of Philosophy Department
Philosophy Department

Interim Chair of Psychology Department
Psychology Department

Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy Department


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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 (especially consciousness), Metaphysics, Early Modern History of Philosophy, and Applied Ethics.

He has published seven books (as either sole author or editor) and over forty 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). For the MIT Press link, click here

He is currently editing an anthology entitled Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathologies and Theories of Consciousness for MIT Press (forthcoming 2015), a book entitled Consciousness for Routledge Press (forthcoming 2016), and editing an anthology entitled The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness (forthcoming 2017).

For more details, click: Long CV

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

For a list of desired and posted articles see: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy entries (Dr. Rocco Gennaro, editor of Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science area)


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