Prof. Eric MandelbaumEric Mandelbaum Associate Professor

Phone: 646 312-4379

Location: VC 4-245

Personal Website: Click here


Eric Mandelbaum researches foundational issues in cognitive science, mostly pertaining to cognitive architecture and the structure of thought. Recent projects have focused on models of unconscious
inference and associative thinking, the modularity of mid-level vision, visual conceptualization, the mechanics of ensemble representations, the iconicity of language, computational theories of cognition and consciousness, the structure of mental representations, and topics in belief acquisition, storage, and change. He is currently writing a book on the Psychofunctional Theory of Belief (for OUP Press)

Recent courses include Philosophy & Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Science, Evil and Stupidity (Graduate), Cognitive Architecture (Graduate). Eric also has overseen the ZTC/OER/hybrid overhaul of Phil 1600 (Logic and Moral Reasoning), which he also teaches. To see the new course website, free textbook, homework grader and logic proofer, visit (Coming soon, probabilistic reasoning and heuristics-and-biases modules).

Previous Teaching Experience
Harvard University, Yale University, Oxford University, UNC Chapel Hill

Recent Awards and Fellowships
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2019); President’s Excellence Award for Distinguished Research (2017)

For more specifics, including publications, please see his personal website or PhilPapers page.

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