Dr. Charles Lassiter, Ph.D.

Associate professor of philosophy with publications on mind, language, knowledge, and culture

Spokane, Washington, United States of America

About

My research is at the intersection of mind, technology, and culture. I regularly publish on topics including: 1\. embodied and encultured cognition 2\. computational models of reasoning 3\. epistemology of expertise Outside of my publishing work, I have taught philosophy at the undergraduate and graduate levels since 2015. My other professional role includes helping other humanists be more public-facing in their own research. Finally, I gather and analyze data from the philosophy job market on my blog: https://charleslassiter.weebly.com/blog

Education

Fordham University

Ph.D., Philosophy / May, 2013

New York, New York, United States of America

Experience

Gonzaga University

Associate professor of philosophy / September, 2019Present

Tenured faculty member in the philosophy department

Gonzaga University

Assistant professor of philosophy / September, 2013August, 2019

Untenured professor in the philosophy department

Publications

Aristotle and distributed language: capacity, matter, structure, and languaging

Language Sciences / Jan 01, 2016

Lassiter, C. (2016). Aristotle and distributed language: capacity, matter, structure, and languaging. Language Sciences, 53, 8–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2015.05.011

Implicit racial bias and epistemic pessimism

Philosophical Psychology / Jan 12, 2017

Lassiter, C., & Ballantyne, N. (2017). Implicit racial bias and epistemic pessimism. Philosophical Psychology, 30(1–2), 79–101. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515089.2016.1265103

The coupling-constitution fallacy

Pragmatics and Cognition / Nov 01, 2013

Kagan, A., & Lassiter, C. (2013). The coupling-constitution fallacy. Pragmatics & Cognition, 21(1), 178–192. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1075/pc.21.1.08kag

How to power encultured minds

Synthese / Sep 06, 2018

Vukov, J., & Lassiter, C. (2018). How to power encultured minds. Synthese, 197(8), 3507–3534. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-01899-8

Diversity and Resistance to Change: Macro Conditions for Marginalization in Post-industrial Societies

Frontiers in Psychology / Jun 01, 2018

Lassiter, C., Norasakkunkit, V., Shuman, B., & Toivonen, T. (2018). Diversity and Resistance to Change: Macro Conditions for Marginalization in Post-industrial Societies. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00812

Implicating without intending on the Gricean account of implicature

Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication / Dec 01, 2012

Lassiter, C. (2012). Implicating without intending on the Gricean account of implicature. Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, 4(2), 199–215. https://doi.org/10.1386/ejpc.4.2.199_1

Language and simplexity: A powers view

Language Sciences / Jan 01, 2019

Lassiter, C. (2019). Language and simplexity: A powers view. Language Sciences, 71, 27–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2018.03.004

In search of an ontology for 4E theories: from new mechanism to causal powers realism

Synthese / Jun 03, 2021

Lassiter, C., & Vukov, J. (2021). In search of an ontology for 4E theories: from new mechanism to causal powers realism. Synthese, 199(3–4), 9785–9808. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-021-03225-1

Arational belief convergence

Synthese / Nov 21, 2019

Lassiter, C. (2019). Arational belief convergence. Synthese, 198(7), 6329–6350. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02465-6

Could a robot flirt? 4E cognition, reactive attitudes, and robot autonomy

AI & SOCIETY / Jan 02, 2021

Lassiter, C. (2021). Could a robot flirt? 4E cognition, reactive attitudes, and robot autonomy. AI & SOCIETY, 37(2), 675–686. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-020-01116-6

Thinking, faster and slower

Organizational Cognition / Sep 01, 2022

Vukov, J., & Lassiter, C. (2022). Thinking, faster and slower. Organizational Cognition, 145–167. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003169093-10

Particularized conversational implicatures and miraculous communication

Language Sciences / Jul 01, 2021

Lassiter, C. (2021). Particularized conversational implicatures and miraculous communication. Language Sciences, 86, 101401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2021.101401

When Words Do Things: Perlocutions and Social Affordances

J.L. Austin on Language / Jan 01, 2014

Lassiter, C. (2014). When Words Do Things: Perlocutions and Social Affordances. J.L. Austin on Language, 32–49. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137329998_3

Sham Epistemic Authority and Implicit Racial Bias

Social Epistemology / Jan 02, 2019

Lassiter, C. (2019). Sham Epistemic Authority and Implicit Racial Bias. Social Epistemology, 33(1), 42–60. https://doi.org/10.1080/02691728.2018.1552995

Cognition Beyond the Brain: Computation, Interactivity, and Human Artifice

Philosophical Psychology / Jun 19, 2014

Lassiter, C. (2014). Cognition Beyond the Brain: Computation, Interactivity, and Human Artifice. Philosophical Psychology, 28(8), 1245–1249. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515089.2014.926442

Dogmatism and Domination: A Simulation Study

Episteme / Apr 12, 2023

Lassiter, C. (2023). Dogmatism and Domination: A Simulation Study. Episteme, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1017/epi.2023.15

Review of David Chalmers, Reality+: virtual Worlds and the problems of Philosophy, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2022

Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences / Oct 20, 2022

Lassiter, C., & Kagan, A. (2022). Review of David Chalmers, Reality+: virtual Worlds and the problems of Philosophy, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2022. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-022-09864-0

Watching People Watching People: Culture, Prestige, and Epistemic Authority

Social Epistemology / Sep 03, 2022

Lassiter, C. (2022). Watching People Watching People: Culture, Prestige, and Epistemic Authority. Social Epistemology, 36(5), 601–612. https://doi.org/10.1080/02691728.2022.2114113

New Ontological Foundations for Extended Minds: Causal Powers Realism

Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences / Jun 10, 2022

Lassiter, C., & Vukov, J. (2022). New Ontological Foundations for Extended Minds: Causal Powers Realism. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-022-09817-7

Signs, Signs Everywhere, and Only Signs: William James on Pure Experience

Semiotics / Jan 01, 2018

Pfeifer, D. E. (2018). Signs, Signs Everywhere, and Only Signs: William James on Pure Experience. Semiotics, 79–86. https://doi.org/10.5840/cpsem20186

Externalizing Communicative Intentions

SATS / Jan 01, 2011

Lassiter, C. (2011). Externalizing Communicative Intentions. SATS, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.1515/sats.2011.010

How Not to Deal with the Tragic Dilemma

Social Epistemology / Jan 13, 2020

Mugg, J. (2020). How Not to Deal with the Tragic Dilemma. Social Epistemology, 34(3), 253–264. https://doi.org/10.1080/02691728.2019.1705935

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Research Interests

philosophy of mind
embodied cognition
extended cognition
philosophy of language
social psychology
Language and Linguistics
Philosophy
Applied Psychology
History and Philosophy of Science
Behavioral Neuroscience
General Computer Science
General Social Sciences
General Psychology
Communication
Artificial Intelligence
Human-Computer Interaction
Cognitive Neuroscience
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