‘Andy Clark and Critics,’ OUP, in preparation, co-edited with Matteo Colombo and Mog Stapleton.

‘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 

Simulation in Computational Neuroscience (forthcoming) in Routledge Handbook of the Computational Mind, Eds. M. Colombo and M. Sprevak.

Memory Images (forthcoming) in Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory, Eds. S. Bernkecker and K. Michaelian.

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

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

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:

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

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)

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