Professor / Undergraduate Advisor
and by appointment
Dr. Alter specializes in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, especially consciousness and the mind-body problem.
BA, Hampshire College, 1985
MA, UCLA, 1987
PhD, UCLA, 1995
Consciousness in the Physical World: Perspectives on Russellian Monism (co-edited with Yujin Nagasawa), forthcoming on Oxford University Press.
“Social Externalism and the Knowledge Argument.” Mind 122 (2013): 481-96.
The God Dialogues: A Philosophical Journey (with Robert J. Howell). New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
A Dialogue on Consciousness (with Robert J. Howell). New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
“On the Conditional Analysis of Phenomenal Concepts.” Philosophical Studies 134 (2007): 235-53.