Things to Read




Making Monsters: The Uncanny Power of Dehumanization.  Harvard University Press (in preparation)

How Biology Shapes Philosophy: New Foundations for Naturalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.


‘Dehumanization,’ in G. Caruso (ed.) Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy  (Palgrave/Macmillan, in preparation).

‘Naturalism,’ in A. Rosenberg & L. McIntyre (eds.) Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science.  New York: Routledge, 2017.

‘Aping the human essence: simianization as dehumanization,’ (with Ioana Panaitiu). In Wulf D. Hund and Charles W. Mills and Silvia Sebastiani (eds.), Racism Analysis Yearbook, Vol 6: Apes, Gender, Class, and Race. Berlin: Lit Verlag [2016].


‘A theory of creepiness,’ Aeon (September 19, 2016)

‘Paradoxes of dehumanization,’ Social Theory and Practice 42(2): 416-433.

The essence of evil,’ Aeon (October 24, 2014).

‘Horror sanguinis,’ (with Ioana Panaitiu), Common Knowledge 22(1): 69-80 [2015].

‘Dehumanization, essentialism, and moral psychology,’ Philosophy Compass 9(11): 814-824 [2014].

‘Form and function in self-deception: a biological model,’ Sistemi Intelligenti , 3: 565-580 [2013].

‘Self-deception: a teleofunctional approach,’ Philosophia, 42(1):181-199 [2013].

Blog Postings and Op-Eds

Interview on the APA blog..

‘Thinking about ideology,’ Blog of the American Philosophical Association

Descartes, Elizabeth, and my left foot,’ Philosophy Talk

‘The mind-body problem: dualism,’ Philosophy Talk

‘Confessions of a Cassandra,’ Philosophy Talk.

From Socrates and psychoanalysis to Donald Trump,’ Philosophy Talk.

How Trump sells salvation,’ New York Daily News, Feb. 24 2016.

‘The paradoxes of ideology,’ Philosophy Talk.

Mass Media Interviews

Interview on race and dehumanization in The Huffington Post, May 31, 2016.

Inside the Trump machine: the bizarre psychology of America’s newest political movement,‘ by Gwynn Guilford,