I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

I work primarily in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, but I have broad research interests including philosophy of language, aesthetics, and early modern philosophy.

Much of my research concerns distinctions between kinds of mental representations (such as iconic and discursive formats), mental processes (such as inference and association), and mental systems (such as perception and cognition).

I'm currently working on projects on the structure of concepts and lexical meaning, the function of rationalization, and the compositional nature of icons.

Some recent papers:

Unconscious rationalization, or: How (not) to think about awfulness and death. Unpublished. (down for revisions)


Polysemy and thought: Toward a generative theory of concepts. Mind & Language, forthcoming.

Concepts and predication from perception to cognition. Philosophical Issues, forthcoming.

Perceptual pluralism. Noûs, forthcoming.

Is iconic memory iconic? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming.

Attention and encapsulation. 2020. Mind & Language 35(3), 335–349.

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email: quiltydunn@gmail.com