About Me

I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University. My CV is here. My email address is declan.smithies@gmail.com.

Research Interests

I work mainly on issues at the intersection between epistemology and the philosophy of mind. I am currently writing a book on the epistemic role of consciousness.


The Epistemic Role of Consciousness. 
Oxford University Press, in contract.

Edited Collections

Eds. C. Mole, D. Smithies & W. Wu. Oxford University Press, July 2011.

Eds. D. Smithies & D. Stoljar. Oxford University Press, July 2012.

Journal Articles

The Journal of Philosophy 108.1: 5-34. January 2011.
Nous 46.2: 265-288. June 2012. 
Reprinted in Ed. R. Neta, Epistemology, Vol.1. Routledge, October 2012.
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85.2: 273-300. September 2012.

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90.4: 723-741. December 2012.

Philosophical Perspectives 26.1: 343-372. December 2012.

Philosophy Compass 8.8: 744-54. August 2013.
Philosophy Compass 8.8: 731-43. August 2013.

Philosophical Studies 165.3: 1177-1186. September 2013.

Synthese 192.9: 2769-2793. October 2015.

Analysis, forthcoming.

Philosophical Studies, forthcoming.

Book Chapters

"Introduction." (With C. Mole & W. Wu.)
Attention: Philosophical and Psychological Essayspp. xi-xxi. 
Eds. C. Mole, D. Smithies & W. Wu. Oxford University Press, July 2011.

"Attention is Rational-Access Consciousness."
Attention: Philosophical and Psychological Essays, pp. 247-273. 
Eds. C. Mole, D. Smithies & W. Wu. Oxford University Press, July 2011.

Introspection and Consciousness, pp. 3-26
Eds. D. Smithies & D. Stoljar. Oxford University Press, July 2012.
Introspection and Consciousness, pp. 259-293
Eds. D. Smithies & D. Stoljar. Oxford University Press, July 2012.

New Waves in Philosophy of Mind, pp. 98-124
Eds. M. Sprevak & J. Kallestrup. Palgrave Macmillan, April 2014.

Current Controversies in Epistemology, pp. 73-94
Ed. R Neta. Routledge, May 2014.

Epistemic Evaluation: Purposeful Epistemology, pp. 224-244.
Eds. D. Henderson & J. Greco. Oxford University Press, October 2015.

The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity
Ed. D. Star. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Extended Epistemology.
Eds. A. Carter, A. Clark, J. Kallestrup, O. S. Palermos, & D. Pritchard. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Book Reviews and Short Entries

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, January 2013.

The Encyclopedia of the Mind, pp. 452-453.
Ed. H. Pashler. Sage Publications, January 2013.
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciencespp. 502-505.
Ed. B. Kaldis. Sage Publications, April 2013.

Philosophy Compass 8.10: 999-1002. October 2013.

Work in Progress

"The Irrationality of Epistemic Akrasia."

"Moore's Paradox, Self-Knowledge, and the Nature of Belief."
Philosophical Issues, invited.

"Affective Phenomenology and Reasons for Action." (With Jeremy Weiss.)

PhD Dissertation

New York University, 2006.