My areas of specialization are philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, and environmental philosophy. I write about self-consciousness, social cognition, expert bodily action, evolution and development of self-awareness, joint action, moral sensibility, and environmental civil disobedience. My approach respects the history of philosophy, analysis of language, and interdisciplinary research in the cognitive sciences. In addition, I am working on a book project called “Enactive Environmentalism: Integrating Mind, Action, and Nature,” in which I apply insights from philosophy of mind and action to conversation in environmental aesthetics, especially about how to relate appreciation of natural beauty to the motivation to care for natural environments.
Dr. James M. Dow
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies
Raney Building 108
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032