Cal State L.A.  

      Wanna see my
        Simon face?
I used to want to be a composer. Here are a few of my compositions.
Five Short Pieces for
Sum Scale Invention
(1985) (for solo flute)
• Kyrie (1982)
(for a capella chorus

Some Links
Stanford Encyclopedia
of Philosophy

Dictionary of Phil Mind
Dave Chalmers' Page
ANU Centre for

Association for the
Scientific Study of

Tucson Center for
Consciousness Studies

US Phil Departments
• Moses (1, 2, 3)
• Mr. Peabody (1, 2)


David Pitt
Associate Professor

Office: E&T A424
Phone: (323) 343-4192
Office Hours


Reasearch Interests

I work in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and metaphysics. My current project in philosophy of mind is a phenomenally-based theory of thought content. 

"Indexical Thought" (forthcoming)
"Introspection, Phenomenality and the Availability of Intentional Content" forthcoming, Cognitive Phenomenology, T Bayne and M Montague, eds., Oxford University Press
"Intentional Psychologism" Philosophical Studies, 2009
"The Phenomenology of Cognition, or, What Is It Like to Think That P?" Philosophy & Phenomenological Research, 2004
"Mental Representation" Stanford Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2000/2004/2008
"On Markerese" Philosophical Forum, 2003
"Alter Egos and Their Names" Journal of Philosophy, 2001
"Compositional Idioms" Language, 2000 (with Jerrold J. Katz)
"Nativism and the Theory of Content" Protosociology, 2000
"In Defense of Definitions" Philosophical Psychology, 1999
"What Is Tonality?" International Journal of Musiciology, 1995

(Work in progress; comments appreciated; do not quote or distribute without permission.)
"The Paraphenomenal Hypothesis"
"Unconscious Intentionality"
"Realist Bundle Theory"
"The Burgean Intuitions"


Educational Background

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