My current research is in the philosophy of mind, phenomenology of perception, naturalized epistemology, and Buddhist philosophy. Some of my most recent work focuses on the intersections between phenomenology and cognitive science, and on classical Indian and Buddhist theories of perception. I am also interested in issues in moral psychology concerning empathy and evolution, and agency and responsibility. I am the author of Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy (OUP, 2012), which was nominated for the American Philosophical Association Younger Scholar Book Prize in the Spring of 2013 (see reviews in Mind, Philosophy East and West, H-Buddhism, Sophia, and Philosophy in Review; see also the special issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies dedicated to my book). The book offers a sustained argument that Buddhist philosophers, in particular those who follow the tradition of inquiry initiated by Dignāga and Dharmakīrti, have much to contribute to current debates about perceptual consciousness, attention, self-awareness, and intentionality. I am currently working on his second book on epistemic feelings, tentatively titled Sense, Self-Awareness, and Subjectivity. (Follow this link for my CV).
- "Freedom from Responsibility: Agent-Neutral Consequentialism and the Bodhisattva Ideal", in Rick Repetti, ed,. Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will: Agentless Agency? (London, Routledge 2016).
- "Consciousness and Causal Emergence: Śāntarakṣita Against Physicalism", in Jonardon Ganeri, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy (Oxford University Press, published online June 2016).
- "Précis of Perceiving Reality," Journal of Consciousness Studies 22 (9-10): 9-24.
- "Perception, Causally Efficacious Particulars, and the Range of Phenomenal Consciousness: Reply to Commentaries," Journal of Consciousness Studies 22 (9-10): 55-82.
- "Taking the Intentionality of Perception Seriously: Why Phenomenology is Inescapable," Philosophy East and West 65 (3): 227-248.
- "Buddhism, Comparative Neurophilosophy, and Human Flourishing," Zygon 49 (1): 208-219.
- "Reason and Experience in Buddhist Epistemology," in Emmanuel, S., ed. A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
- "Dignāga and Dharmakīrti on Perception and Self-Awareness," in Powers, J., ed. The Buddhist World, Routledge, 2013.
- "Mind in Indian Buddhist Philosophy," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2009 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)
- "Naturalism and Intentionality: A Buddhist Epistemological Approach," Asian Philosophy, 19/3 (November 2009): 239-264.
- "Buddhist Foundationalism and the Phenomenology of Perception," Philosophy East and West, 59:4 (October 2009): 409-439.
- How Thoughts Feel: The Cross-modality of Cognitive Phenomenology
- Embodied Cognition and the Intentionality of Perception
- Buddhist Philosophy of Mind
- "Selves: Subpersonal, Immersed, and Participating: A Review Essay of Jonardon Ganeri, The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First Person Stance," Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
- Review of The Cowherds, Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy, Journal of Buddhist Philosophy (2014).
- Review of Owen Flanagan, The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2012.01.06).
- Review of Simon P. James, Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics,
Sophia (April 2008) 47, 1: 75-77.
- Review of David E. Cooper and Simon P. James, Buddhism, Virtue, and Environment, Sophia (July 2007) 46, 2: 207-209.
- "A Restricted Interpretation of Dharmakīrti's Philosophy," Review of John Dunne,
Foundations of Dharmakīrti's Philosophy, H-Buddhism Reviews, March 2006.
- A Review Essay of Destructive Emotions: How Can We Overcome Them? A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Journal of Buddhist Ethics 11/1 (2004): 98-102.