John GibbonsProfessor (Ph.D., Brown University)
1042 Oldfather Hall
Phone: (402) 472-3425
E-mail: jgibbons2[at]
Office hours:  W 1:30 - 3:30 pm


Dr. Gibbons does the philosophy of mind by doing action theory and epistemology. He has published on the individuation of content and the explanation of action. He currently is working on epistemic externalism and the nature of reasoning.

Curriculum Vitae


“Seeing What You're Doing”

“Mental Causation Without Downward Causation”  Philosophical Review 115 (2006)

“Access Externalism” Mind 115 (457):19-39 (2006) PDF

“Knowledge in Action” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research LXII (2001)

“Externalism and Knowledge of the Attitudes” Philosophical Quarterly 51 (2001)

“Externalism and Knowledge of Content” Philosophical Review 105 (1996)

Identity Without Supervenience

“Qualia: They're Not What They Seem”

Work in Progress:

Things That Make Things Reasonable

You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do


“Reason in Action"