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Bernard Molyneux


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Rutgers University, 2006


Bernard Molyneux, who joined the UC Davis Department of Philosophy in 2006, spearheaded the faculty involvement in bringing cognitive science degree programs to UC Davis and now serves as the director and faculty adviser for the cognitive science major. He teaches courses that are highly relevant to the field, including PHI 13 (Minds, Brains, and Computers) and PHI 103 (Philosophy of Mind).

Research Focus

Professor Molyneux’s work focuses on consciousness, particularly the epistemology and ontology of consciousness and human intuition.

Selected Publications

  • Molyneux, B. J. (2009) Why experience taught me nothing about transparency, Nous, Vol. 43, No. 1, 116-136.
  • Molyneux, B. J., & Earlenbaugh, J. (2009) Intuitions are Inclinations to Believe, Philosophical Studies, Vol. 145, No. 1. (2009), 255-277.


Philosophy of Mind, Theory of Knowledge,Minds, Brains and Computers, Special Topics in Theory of Knowledge,Topics in Philosophy of Mind, Proseminar I