Rick Grush, Ph.D.
Birthdate: February 2, 1965
Citizenship: United States
Full Professor, University of California, San Diego, Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Department - 0119
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0119
Office phone: 858.822.4440
email: email@example.com, website: http://mind.ucsd.edu
Fields of Specialization:
Spatial and temporal representation
History of theories of spatial and temporal representation
Theoretical cognitive neuroscience
University of California, Davis: B.A. Philosophy (1990)
University of California, San Diego: Ph.D. Philosophy and Cognitive Science (1995)
Full Professor, UC San Diego, July 1, 2007 – present.
Primary appointment: Philosophy
Secondary appointment: Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Program
Associate Professor, UC San Diego, July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2007.
Primary appointment: Philosophy
Secondary appointment: Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Program
Assistant Professor, UC San Diego, 2000-2003.
Primary Appointment: Philosophy
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 1998-2000.
Primary appointment: Philosophy
Secondary Appointments: Linguistics
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Intelligent Systems Program
History and Philosophy of Science
Research Fellow, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 1997-1998.
Center for Semiotic Research
McDonnell Post Doctoral Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, 1995-97.
In Preparation / Under Review:
Grush, Rick, Amanda Brovold, Justin Knoepfler and Liberty Jaswal (in preparation). Semantic and phenomenal adaptation to long term color-rotated visual input.
Grush, Rick and Lisa Damm (in preparation). Emotions as multimodal categories.
Grush, Rick and Amanda Brovold (in preparation). The cognitive basis of demonstratives.
Grush, Rick (in preparation). Motor theories of cognition. Invited contribution to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Grush, Rick (in preparation). Temporal Representation (working title).
Grush, Rick (in preparation). The Machinery of Mindedness.
To Appear / In Press
Grush, Rick and Lisa Damm (to appear). Cognition and the brain. In Eric Margolis, Stephen Stich, & Richard Samuels (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Oxford University Press.
Foglia, Lucia, and Rick Grush (in press). The limitations of a purely enactive (non-representational) account of imagery. Psyche.
1992 - 2009:
Grush, Rick (2009). The temporal content of perceptual experience. Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology. John Symons and Paco Calvo, eds. Routledge.
Grush, Rick (2009). Gareth Evans. Blackwell Companion to Metaphysics, Second Edition. Jaegwon Kim, Ernest Sosa and Gary S. Rosenkrantz, eds. Blackwell
Andersen, Holly, and Rick Grush (2009). A brief history of time consciousness: Historical precursors to James and Husserl. Journal of the History of Philosophy. 47(2):277-307.
Grush, Rick (2008). Space, time and objects. In John Bickel, ed, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience. Oxford University Press.
Grush, Rick (2008). Temporal representation and dynamics. Invited paper for a special issue of New Ideas and Psychology on dynamics and psychology 26(2):146-157.
Grush, Rick (2008). A plug for generic phenomenology. Commentary on Ned Block ‘Consciousness, Accessibility, and the Mesh between Psychology and Neuroscience’, to appear in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Grush, Rick (2007). Evans on identification freedom. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37(4):605-618.
Grush, Rick (2007). Skill Theory v2.0: Dispositions, emulation, and the spatiality of perception. Synthese 159(3):389-416.
Grush, Rick (2007). Time and experience. In Thomas Müller (ed.), The Philosophy of Time, Frankfurt: Klosterman.
Grush, Rick (2007). Berkeley and the spatiality of vision. Journal of the History of Philosophy 45(3):413-442.
Grush, Rick (2006). How to, and how not to, bridge computational cognitive neuroscience and Husserlian phenomenology of time consciousness. Synthese. 153(3):417-450.
Grush, Rick (2005). Internal models and the construction of time: generalizing from state estimation to trajectory estimation to address temporal features of perception, including temporal illusions. Journal of Neural Engineering 2(3):S209-S218.
Grush, Rick (2005). Brain time and phenomenological time. In Brook and Akins eds. Cognition and the Brain: The Philosophy and Neuroscience Movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Grush, Rick (2004). The emulation theory of representation: motor control, imagery, and perception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27(3):377-396.
Grush, Rick (2004). Further explorations of the empirical and theoretical aspects of the emulation theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27(3):425-442
Grush, Rick (2003). In defense of some ‘Cartesian’ assumptions concerning the brain and its operation. Biology and Philosophy 18(1):53-93.
Grush, Rick (2002). Cognitive Science. In Machamer and Silberstein, eds. Guide to Philosophy of Science. Basil Blackwell.
Peter Machamer, Rick Grush and Peter McLaughlin, eds. (2001) Theory and method in the neurosciences. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
Grush, Rick (2001) The semantic challenge to computational neuroscience. In
Peter Machamer, Rick Grush and Peter McLaughlin, eds. (2001) Theory and
method in the neurosciences Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
_______To be reprinted in Robert Skipper, (ed.), Philosophy of Biology.
Grush, Rick (2000). Self, world and space: the meaning and mechanisms of ego-
and allocentric spatial representation. Brain and Mind 1(1):59-92.
_______To be reprinted (in French translation) in Des neurones à la philosophie: neurophilosophie et philosophie des neurosciences. DeBoeck Université.
Clark, Andy, and Rick Grush (1999). Towards a cognitive robotics. Adaptive Behavior, 7(1):5-16.
Churchland, Patricia, and Grush, Rick (1999). Computation and the brain. In The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences, p155-158. Frank Heil and Robert Wilson, general editors. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Grush, Rick (guest editor, 1998b) The Philosophy of Gareth Evans: Special Issue of the Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Volume 6 (http://ejap.louisiana.edu/EJAP/1998/contents.html).
Grush, Rick (1998c) Editor’s Introduction. Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 6(1). (http://ejap.louisiana.edu/EJAP/1998/grushintro98.html)
Grush, Rick (1998d) Skill and spatial content. Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 6(6). (http://ejap.louisiana.edu/EJAP/1998/grusharticle98.html)
Grush, Rick (1998a). Wahrnehmung, Vorstellung und die sensomotorische Schleife. In Bewußtsein und Repraesentation, Frank Esken & Heinz-Dieter Heckmann, editors. Verlag Ferdinand Schoeningh, Paderborn, Germany.
Grush, Rick, and Mandelblit, Nili (1998). Blending in language, conceptual structure, and the cerebral cortex. In The Roman Jakobson Centennial Symposium: International Journal of Linguistics Acta Linguistica Hafniensia Volume 29:221-237. Per Aage Brandt, Frans Gregersen, Frederik Stjernfelt and Martin Skov, eds. C.A. Reitzel: Copenhagen.
Grush, Rick (1997a) The architecture of representation. Philosophical
_____Reprinted in Philosophy and the Neurosciences: A Reader. Bechtel, W., Mandik, P., Mundale, J., and Stufflebeam, R. (Eds.) Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
Grush, Rick (1997b) Yet another design for a brain? [Book review of Robert Port and Timothy van Gelder (eds., 1995) Mind as Motion: Explorations in the dynamics of cognition. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.] Philosophical Psychology 10(2)233-242
Grush, Rick (1997c) Review of M. Gazzaniga, ed. (1995). The Cognitive Neurosciences MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. Philosophy of Science 64(1):188-190
Grush, Rick (1995). Emulation and Cognition. PhD. Dissertation, University of California, San Diego. UMI.
Grush, R. and Churchland, P.S. (1995). Gaps in Penrose's toilings. Journal
of Consciousness Studies 2(1):10 - 29.
_____Reprinted in Conscious Experience. Ed. by T. Metzinger. Berlin: Schoningh
_____Reprinted in Paul Churchland and Patricia Churchland (1998) On the Contrary:
Critical Essays, 1987-1997. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
_____Reprinted as ‘Lücken im Penrose-Parkett’ in Bewußtsein: Beiträge aus der Gegenwartsphilosophie Ed. by T. Metzinger. Berlin: Schoningh Verlag..
Grush, Rick (1994a) "Consequences of consequentialism" Behavioral
and Brain Sciences 17(1):18-19. Commentary on Baron, Jonathan (1994) "Nonconsequentialist
decisions" Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Grush, Rick (1994b) "Motor models as steps to higher cognition" Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17(2):209-210 Commentary on Jeannerod, Marc (1994), "The representing brain: neural correlates of motor intention and imagery" Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Grush, Rick (1994c) "Beyond connectionist vs. classical AI: towards a control theoretic approach to development and cognitive science" Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17(4):720 Book review of Karmiloff-Smith, Annette, Beyond Modularity
Grush, Rick (1993) "Van Brakel's position is perfectly coherent" Psycholoquy 4(24) Commentary on Fetzer (1993) "Van Brakel's position appears to be incoherent" Psycholoquy 4(14)
Ramachandran, Rogers-Ramachandran and Grush (1993) "Perceptual correlates of somatosensory plasticity in man" Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Poster Presentation
Glymour, Bruce, Rick Grush, et al. (1992) "The cartesian theater stance" Behavioral
and Brain Sciences 15(2):209-210. Commentary on Dennett and Kinsbourne (1992) "Time
and the observer: the where and when of consciousness in the brain" Behavioral
and Brain Sciences.
Scholarly Presentations and Invited Talks:
‘The cognitive basis of demonstratives’. Invited presentation for the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin. November 2008.
Invited workshop for a Volkwagon Stiftung Workshop on 'Clock's Time, Brain's Time, and Mind's Time', Munich. Title: Behavioral time. October 2008.
Demonstratives, objects, and attention. San Raffaele University, Milan.. October 2008.
‘On control and cognition’. Talk at Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - CNR, Rome. September, 2008.
‘Spatial and temporal representation’. Invited paper for iTalk Project workshop on ‘Integration and transfer of action and language in robots’, Rome. Title: Tuned trajectory filtering of basis function decompositions of sensory and postural signal ensembles for spatiotemporal representation. September 2008.
‘On the objects of demonstrative thought.’ Invited workshop participant on Perception, Language and Space. Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, Washington University in St. Louis. March 2008.
‘Is it now? Some remarks on the semantics of temporal indexicals’. Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University. January 2008.
‘The return of the specious present.’ UCSD Psychology Department Colloquium, April 2007.
Space, time and objects. Neurophilosophy: The State of the Art; McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences Public Conference. June, 2005, California Institute of Technology.
The temporality of perception. The Tamara Horowitz Memorial Lecture. April 2004, University of Pittsburgh. Available as an enhanced podcast through the iTunes music store.
Brain time and phenomenological time. UC Irvine, May 2003; University of Pittsburgh, October 2003.
The Architecture of temporal representation. Carleton/McDonnell Conference on Philosophy and Neuroscience, Carleton University, October 2002.
Meaning, Truth and Objectivity. University of Pittsburgh, April 2002; Washington University in St Louis, April 2002.
Linguistic structure and cognitive processing. ELSA Bioethics Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June, 2000.
What everyone should know about language. ELSA Bioethics Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June, 2000.
The architecture of representation (new and improved). First meeting of the McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences, Tofino, BC June 2000.
The nature and theoretical importance of neural representation. Cogsci99: 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, BC August 1999.
On the relation between computation and neuroscience. Philosophical Problems in the Neurosciences: Fifth Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science. Konstanz, Germany, May 1999.
The representation of rhythm. University of Urbino, Italy, July 1998.
Action and imagination. Danish Psychiatric Society, Rigets Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1998.
Evans on spatial content. Contents and Concepts Symposium, University of Copenhagen, May 1998.
Spatial content, spatial vehicles, and the Molyneux problem. University of Lund, Sweden, Cognitive Science Department, May 1998.
Syntax and attention. Center for Semiotic Research Winter Symposium, Rolighed, Denmark, January 1998.
Mental imagery and internal emulation. The Center for Semiotic Research, Aarhus, Denmark, January 1997.
Budgeting attention: the interface of language, cognition, and convention. The Roman Jakobson Centennial Symposium: The University of Copenhagen and the Center for Semiotic Research, October 1996.
The architecture of representation. University of California, Berkeley, Summer Research Seminar Speaker Series, July 1996.
The structure of opacity. University of Missouri, Department of Philosophy, St. Louis, February 1996.
Making room for representation in the causal order. Washington University in St. Louis, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, November 1994.