I am a philosopher working at Northern Illinois University where I am a Professor and previously served as the Graduate Adviser for our MA Program. Prior to NIU, I taught at Illinois Wesleyan University, for ten years, after graduating from Rutgers University, where I worked with Jerry Fodor (Adviser), Barry Loewer and Steve Stich. You can get in touch with me at carl.gillettATgmail.com or cgillettATniu.edu.
During 2013-2014, I will be a Distinguished Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Advanced Study. (Though I will still happily teach one graduate class at NIU during the 2014 Spring semester.) I will be working on a new project focussed on the foundations of neurscience and human nature (or "what we are" as philosophers now put it).
Overall, my research areas are the philosophy of mind/psychology, the philosophy of science and metaphysics, but I also have interests in the philosophy of neuroscience and philosophy of religion. I have published in all of these areas in a variety of journals including Analysis, The Journal of Philosophy, Faith and Philosophy and Nous, amongst others. (You can find a link to a recent CV below).
Presently I am completing two book projects, links to abstract directly below, which many of my recent papers have been working towards:
(forthcoming from Cambridge University Press)
(co-authored with Ken Aizawa and under contract with Blackwell)
Papers Grouped Thematically I have some thematic groups of papers. (These are final drafts).