Professor David Braddon-Mitchell

Professor of Philosophy

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

David Braddon-Mitchell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He was previously at the University of Auckland and a Research Fellow at the Australian National University.

He is the author of articles in leading philosophy journals including The Journal of Philosophy, Nous, Mind, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Review, Synthese, Erkenntnis, Analysis, The Monist, Ratio, The Journal of Political Philosophy, and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

He is the author, with Frank Jackson, of The Philosophy of Mind and Cognition.

Research interests

He works in Philosophy of Mind and metaphysics, and cross borders into philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, ethics and political philosophy from time to time. The next section contains some of his recent papers either forthcoming or soon to be forthcoming (touch wood) that may otherwise be hard to get.

Selected grants

2013

  • Sydney Neuroscience Network; Balleine B, Absalom N, Braddon-Mitchell D, Callaghan S, Chawla S, Christie M, Collins M, Einfeld S, Grieve S, Haber P, Hanrahan J, Harris A, Hickie I, Kassiou M, Kril J, Meikle S, Morris R, Ramos F, Rong Y, Sue C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2012

  • AllanMills TimePrize ResDon; Braddon-Mitchell D; Allan Mills Time Prize/Research Donation.

2011

  • Forced choice: non-trivial theoretical difference without difference in content in metaphysics and ethics; Braddon-Mitchell D, Miller K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2009

  • Belief Singular vs Belief Plural; Braddon-Mitchell D, Jackson F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • Imagination and Fictional Worlds; Braddon-Mitchell D, Walton K, Walton K; DVC Research/International Visiting Research Fellowship (IVRF).

2006

  • Belief singular versus beliefs plural; Braddon-Mitchell D, Godfrey-Smith P, Jackson F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Personal Identity, Consciousness and Agency; Braddon-Mitchell D, Kriegel U, West C, Roskies A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2004

  • Concepts & conceptual change; Braddon-Mitchell D, Jackson F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Relativism and the two dimensions of meaning; Braddon-Mitchell D; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).
  • Concepts and conceptual change; Braddon-Mitchell D; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2002

  • The nature of concepts and how they change.; Braddon-Mitchell D; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2001

  • The nature of concepts and how they change; Braddon-Mitchell D; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Jackson, F. (2007). The philosophy of mind and cognition. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers.

Edited Books

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Nola, R. (2009). Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism. United States: MIT Press.

Book Chapters

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2015). On Metaphysical Analysis (forthcoming). In J. Schaffer & B. Loewer (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to David Lewis. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2013). Weasels and the A Priori. In Dan Ryder, Justine Kingsbury, and Kenneth Williford (Eds.), Millikan and her critics, (pp. 241-258). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2009). Introducing the Canberra Plan. In David Braddon-Mitchell, Robert Nola (Eds.), Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism, (pp. 1-20). United States: MIT Press.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2009). Naturalistic Analysis and the A Priori. In David Braddon-Mitchell, Robert Nola (Eds.), Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism, (pp. 23-43). United States: MIT Press.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2007). Against Ontologically Emergent Consciousness. In Brian P. McLaughlin and Jonathan Cohen (Eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind, (pp. 287-299). UK and USA: Blackwell Publishers.

Journals

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2014). On Time and the Varieties of Science (forthcoming). Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Boston colloquium for the philosophy of science.
  • Miller, K., Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2007). There is no simpliciter simpliciter. Philosophical Studies, 136, 249-278. [More Information]
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2006). Believing Falsely Makes It So. Mind: a quarterly review of philosophy, 115(460), 833-865.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2006). Talking about a Universalist World. Philosophical Studies, 130(3), 499-534. [More Information]
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2006). The physics of extended simples. Analysis, 66(291), 222-226.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2005). Conceptual stability and the meaning of natural kind terms. Biology and Philosophy, 20(4), 859-868.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2005). The Subsumption of Reference. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 56(1), 157-178.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2004). Folk Theories Of The Third Kind. Ratio: an international journal of analytic philosophy, 17(3), 277-293.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2004). How Do We Know It Is Now Now? (Time Theories). Analysis, 64(3), 199-203.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2004). How To Be A Conventional Person. Monist, 87(4 (Oct)), 457-474.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2004). Masters Of Our Meanings. Philosophical Studies, 118(1-2), 133-152.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2004). The Loneliness Of Stages. Analysis, 64(3), 235-242.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2004). What Is Free Speech? Journal of Political Philosophy, 12(4), 437-460.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2003). Qualia and analytical conditionals. Journal of Philosophy, 100(3), 111-135.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Jackson, F. (2002). A Pyrrhic Victory for Teleonomy. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 80(3), 372-377.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2001). Lossy Laws. NOUS, XXXV, 260-277.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2001). Temporal Phase Pluralism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LXII, 59-84.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2001). Temporal-Phase Pluralism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 62(1), 59-83.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2000). Causation and persistance : a theory of causation / by Douglas Ehring [Review]. Mind: a quarterly review of philosophy, 109(435), 587-597.

Reference Works

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2002). Functionalism [in Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science]. In Lynn Nadel, editor-in-chief (Eds.), Encyclopedia of cognitive science. (pp. v. 2 : 170-175). London: Macmillan Press.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2001). Intentionality and rationality: an analytic repspective. In Neil J. Smelser, Paul B. Baltes (Eds.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences. (pp. 7685-7691). Amsterdam ; New York: Elsevier.

2015

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2015). On Metaphysical Analysis (forthcoming). In J. Schaffer & B. Loewer (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to David Lewis. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

2014

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2014). On Time and the Varieties of Science (forthcoming). Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Boston colloquium for the philosophy of science.

2013

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2013). Weasels and the A Priori. In Dan Ryder, Justine Kingsbury, and Kenneth Williford (Eds.), Millikan and her critics, (pp. 241-258). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

2009

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Nola, R. (2009). Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism. United States: MIT Press.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2009). Introducing the Canberra Plan. In David Braddon-Mitchell, Robert Nola (Eds.), Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism, (pp. 1-20). United States: MIT Press.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2009). Naturalistic Analysis and the A Priori. In David Braddon-Mitchell, Robert Nola (Eds.), Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism, (pp. 23-43). United States: MIT Press.

2007

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2007). Against Ontologically Emergent Consciousness. In Brian P. McLaughlin and Jonathan Cohen (Eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind, (pp. 287-299). UK and USA: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Jackson, F. (2007). The philosophy of mind and cognition. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Miller, K., Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2007). There is no simpliciter simpliciter. Philosophical Studies, 136, 249-278. [More Information]

2006

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2006). Believing Falsely Makes It So. Mind: a quarterly review of philosophy, 115(460), 833-865.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2006). Talking about a Universalist World. Philosophical Studies, 130(3), 499-534. [More Information]
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2006). The physics of extended simples. Analysis, 66(291), 222-226.

2005

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2005). Conceptual stability and the meaning of natural kind terms. Biology and Philosophy, 20(4), 859-868.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2005). The Subsumption of Reference. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 56(1), 157-178.

2004

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2004). Folk Theories Of The Third Kind. Ratio: an international journal of analytic philosophy, 17(3), 277-293.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2004). How Do We Know It Is Now Now? (Time Theories). Analysis, 64(3), 199-203.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2004). How To Be A Conventional Person. Monist, 87(4 (Oct)), 457-474.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2004). Masters Of Our Meanings. Philosophical Studies, 118(1-2), 133-152.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2004). The Loneliness Of Stages. Analysis, 64(3), 235-242.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2004). What Is Free Speech? Journal of Political Philosophy, 12(4), 437-460.

2003

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2003). Qualia and analytical conditionals. Journal of Philosophy, 100(3), 111-135.

2002

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Jackson, F. (2002). A Pyrrhic Victory for Teleonomy. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 80(3), 372-377.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2002). Functionalism [in Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science]. In Lynn Nadel, editor-in-chief (Eds.), Encyclopedia of cognitive science. (pp. v. 2 : 170-175). London: Macmillan Press.

2001

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2001). Intentionality and rationality: an analytic repspective. In Neil J. Smelser, Paul B. Baltes (Eds.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences. (pp. 7685-7691). Amsterdam ; New York: Elsevier.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2001). Lossy Laws. NOUS, XXXV, 260-277.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2001). Temporal Phase Pluralism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LXII, 59-84.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., West, C. (2001). Temporal-Phase Pluralism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 62(1), 59-83.

2000

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2000). Causation and persistance : a theory of causation / by Douglas Ehring [Review]. Mind: a quarterly review of philosophy, 109(435), 587-597.

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