Torin Alter

Torin Alter

Undergraduate Advisor


  • PhD, UCLA, 1995
  • MA, UCLA, 1987
  • BA, Hampshire College, 1985


Dr. Alter specializes in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, especially consciousness and the mind-body problem.

Irving Alter Memorial Website


Fall 2020 Online Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:15pm-2:15pm 

or by appointment (please email Dr. Alter to arrange)

Selected Publications

  • “The structure and dynamics argument.”  Nous 50, 2016:794-815.
  • Consciousness in the Physical World: Perspectives on Russellian Monism (co-edited with Yujin Nagasawa). New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • “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, 2011.
  • 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.