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The Home Page of
Gary Hatfield

Adam Seybert Professor in Moral and Intellectual Philosophy
Sector "A" Advisor,
Visual Studies
Department of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania
Cohen Hall, Rm. 433
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
Phone #: 215-898-6346
Fax #: 215-898-5576 (cover sheet required)
E-address: hatfield (at) phil.upenn.edu

a picture appears here Gary Hatfield received the PhD from the
University of Wisconsin--Madison in 1979,
then taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins before coming to Penn in 1987.
He works in the history of modern philosophy, the philosophy of psychology, theories of vision, and the philosophy of science.  In 1990 he published The Natural and the Normative: Theories of Spatial Perception from Kant to Helmholtz; his book on Descartes and the Meditations appeared in 2003; Perception and Cognition: Essays in the Philosophy of Psychology was published by the Clarendon Press in 2009.  In 2012, an edited volume (co-edited with the psychologist Sarah Allred) arising from an IRCS workshop on the constancies appeared from Oxford: Visual Experience.  The revised edition of his translation of Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics appeared in 2004.  He is a member of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Penn Perception group, and the History and Sociology of Science Graduate Group.  He has directed dissertations in history of philosophy, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy and history of science.  He has long been fascinated by visual perception and the mind–body problem.  For further information, consult Curriculum Vitae (selected [html] or full [pdf]) and research statement.

Office Hours (Cohen 422): Fall, 2014, M 3-4, T 2-3, & by apptmt.

Courses

Fall 2014
Phil 700, Dissertation Workshop
For doctoral students in philosophy.

Spring 2015
VLST 101, Eye, Mind & Image (TR 10:30) (with Prof. Dombrowski)
Satisfies GenEd IV (Humanities and Social Sciences) or VII (Natural Science and Mathematics). About VLST 101. a picture appears here

Phil 526, Philosophy of Psychology: Philosophy and Theories of Perception
We will examine selected episodes of interaction between philosophy and psychological theories of perception or of perceptually guided behavior. Authors/works to be considered may include Descartes, Treatise on Man; works by or on Kant and neo-Kantians; Rylean and Hamlynian behaviorisms and their aftermath; and embodied theories of perception and cognition in relation to ecological theories.

Faculty Seminars and Working Groups

Papers in pdf format

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On-Line Publications

Review of John Bickle (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience, Oxford UP, 2009, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Papers On Line from IRCS.

The papers are compressed and formatted as postscript input to a printer. After downloading, run the unix command "gunzip" (e.g., gunzip 01-04.ps.gz or gunzip 96-05.ps.Z); "lpr" the resulting file, specifying a printer if needed (e.g., lpr -Pcogsci 01-04.ps). a picture appears here

Links in History and Philosophy of Psychology

Vision and Visual Studies

Early Modern Philosophy and Science

Philosophy of Science and Science Studies

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