Declan Smithies

Declan Smithies

Declan Smithies

Associate Professor & DGS


350 B University Hall
230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science


  • Ph.D. New York University, 2006
  • B.A. Oxford University, 2000

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Declan Smithies is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University and was recently Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the Australian National University. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2006 and his B.A. from Oxford University in 2000. Smithies works on issues at the intersection between philosophy of mind and epistemology. His papers are published in The Journal of Philosophy, Noûs and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. He is also co-editor of Attention: Philosophical and Psychological Essays (Oxford, 2011) and Introspection and Consciousness (Oxford, 2012) and he is currently writing a monograph on the epistemic role of consciousness.