john bengson

I am an assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of Wisconsin at MadisonPreviously, I was a research fellow in David Chalmers' Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. I received my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010.

My work
focuses on issues in philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of action, metaethics, and philosophical methodology. Recently I've been thinking a lot about experiencing, perceiving, intuiting, conceiving, knowing (that and how), understanding, and grasping. This might reflect my general interest in the different sorts and sources of intelligence -- and, even more generally, in the relations between mind and world.

Besides the above, I also dabble in metaphysics, moral psychology, and
other areas. In the past I sometimes posted over at Close Range, but not here (though you should probably go there anyway).

Links to various papers can be found here.

My email address is