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‘Andy Clark and his Critics,’ 2019, Oxford University Press, co-edited with Matteo Colombo and Mog Stapleton. See here. To launch the book we organised this conference.


‘Consciousness as a Scientific Concept: A Philosophy of Science Perspective,’ Mind and Brain Series, Springer, 2012. Table of contents here, link to Springer website here, and review in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science here.

Published & Forthcoming Papers 

Developing valid behavioural indicators of animal pain. Philosophical Topics. (Forthcoming).

Assessing Unlimited Associative Learning as a Transition Marker, commentary on ‘Unlimited Associative Learning and the Origins of Consciousness: A Primer and Some Predictions’, by Birch, J., Ginsburg, S., & Jablonka, E. Biology and Philosophy. here

The role of replication studies in theory building (2020). Perspectives on Psychological Science, (online first)here

Explaining variation within the meta-problem (2019). Journal of Consciousness Studies, 26, (9-10), pp. 115-123. here

Developing Dark Pessimism Towards the Justificatory Role of Introspective Reports (2019). Erkenntnis. here

Michel, M., Beck, D., Block, N., Blumenfeld, H., Brown, R., Carmel, D., Carrasco, M., Chirimuuta, M., Chun, M., Cleeremans, A., Dehaene, S., Fleming, S. M., Frith, C., Haggard, P., He, B.-J., Heyes, C., Goodale, M. A., Irvine, E., Kawato, M., Kentridge, R., King, J.-R., Knight, R. T., Kouider, S., Lamme, V., Lamy, D., Lau, H., Laureys, S., LeDoux, J., Lin, Y.-T., Liu, K., Macknik, S.-L., Martinez-Conde, S., Mashour, G. A., Melloni, L, Miracchi, L., Mylopoulos, M., Naccache, L., Owen, A. M., Passingham, R. E., Pessoa, L. Peters, M. A. K., Rahnev, D., Ro, T., Rosenthal, D., Sasaki, Y., Sergent, C., Solovey, G., Schiff, N. D., Seth, A., Tallon-Baudry, C., Tamietto, M., Tong, F., van Gaal, S., Vlassova, A., Watanabe, T., Weisberg, J., Yan, K., & Yoshida, M. (2019). Opportunities and challenges for a maturing science of consciousness. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 104–107. here

Irvine, E. (2018). When is a code not a code?. In Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (Eds.): The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (EVOLANGXII). doi:10.12775/3991-1.041

Eliminativism (with Mark Sprevak, forthcoming) in the Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Consciousness. Ed. Uriah Kriegel.

Simulation in Computational Neuroscience (2018) in Routledge Handbook of the Computational Mind, Eds. M. Colombo and M. Sprevak, pp. 370-380.

Memory Images (2017) in Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory, Eds. S. Bernkecker and K. Michaelian, pp. 141-153.

Explaining What? (2017). Topoi, (special issue on the Hard Problem), 36, 95-106. here

Method and Evidence: Gesture and Iconicity in the Evolution of Language? (2016). Mind and Language, 31, 221-247. here

Model-Based Theorising in Cognitive Neuroscience (2016). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 67, 143-168. here (Winner of the 2016 Popper Prize from BJPS:

Irvine E. and Roberts S. (2016). Deictic Tools Can Limit The Emergence Of Referential Symbol Systems. In S.G. Roberts, C. Cuskley, L. McCrohon, L. Barceló-Coblijn, O. Feher & T. Verhoef (eds.) The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11). Available online:

Models, Robustness, and Non-Causal Explanation: A Foray into Cognitive Science and Biology (2015). Synthese, 191, 3943-3959. here

What Iconicity can and cannot do for Proto-Language (2014). In Cartmill, Erica A.; Roberts, Seán; Lyn, Heidi; Cornish, Hannah (eds.): The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference. Singapore: World Scientific. here

A Robustness Approach to Theory Building: A Case Study of Language Evolution, with Sean G. Roberts and Simon Kirby (2013). Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 2614-2619. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Proceedings here

Problems and Possibilities for Empirically Informed Philosophy of Mind (2014). In (eds.) Jesper Kallestrup and Mark Sprevak New Waves in Philosophy of Mind, (Palgrave Macmillan). Book here

Measures of Consciousness (2013). Philosophy Compass, 8, 285-297. here

Old Problems with New Measures in the Science of Consciousness (2012). British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 63, 627-648. here

Rich Experience and Sensory Memory (2011). Philosophical Psychology, 24, 159-176. here

How Alternative is the Alternative? (Commentary on ‘An alternative to working on machine consciousness’, Sloman) (2010). International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 2, 41-44.  here

Shifting Goal Posts: First and Second Order Access (reply to commentary) (2009). Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 565-567. here

Signal Detection Theory, the Exclusion Failure Paradigm and Weak Consciousness – Evidence for the Access/Phenomenal Distinction? (2009). Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 551-560. here