Peter Slezak

Associate Professor
Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Slezak PP; Albury WR, (ed.), 1989, Computers, brains, and minds, Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, D Reidel Pub Co
1989
Book Chapters
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Slezak P, 2019, 'Mario Bunge and Contemporary Cognitive Science', in Matthews M (ed.), , Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Switzerland, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16673-1
2019
Slezak P, 2014, 'Appraising constructivism in science education', in , pp. 1023 - 1055, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7654-8_31
2014
Slezak PP, 2012, 'The Wicked Son', in Abarbanel A (ed.), Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists, edn. 1, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 65 - 84, http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Beyond-Tribal-Loyalties1-4438-3449-1.htm
2012
Slezak PP, 2010, 'Cognitive Science', in Oppy G; Trakakis N (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, edn. 1, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne
2010
Slezak PP, 2009, 'Gods of the State: Atheism, Enlightenment & Barbarity', in Quadrio PA (ed.), Politics and Religion in the New Century: Philosophical Perspectives., edn. Original, Sydney University Press., pp. 20 - 60, http://hdl.handle.net/2123/5737
2009
Slezak PP, 2007, 'Psychological Reality of Grammars', in McNamara D; Tafton G (ed.), 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, edn. Original, Cognitive Science Society, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO, pp. 647 - 652
2007
Slezak PP, 2004, 'The world gone wrong: Images, illusions, mistakes & misrepresentations', in Slezak P; Clapin H; Staines P (ed.), Representation in Mind: New Approaches to Mental Representation, edn. Original, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 163 - 185
2004
Slezak PP, 2000, 'Descartes` startling doctrine of the reverse-sign relation', in Descartes` natural philosophy: optics, mechanics and cosmology, edn. Original, Routledge Press, London, pp. 542 - 556
2000
Slezak PP, 2000, 'Radical social constructivism', in Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, edn. Original, pp. 91 - 126
2000
Slezak PP, 2000, 'The mind-brain problem in contemporary perspective', in Integrative Neuroscience: Bringing together biological, psychological and clincal models of the human brain, edn. Original, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 49 - 63
2000
Slezak PP, 2000, 'Much ado about nothing: review of C. Seife, Zero: the biography of a dangerous idea; R. Kaplan, The nothing that is: a natural history of zero; A.D. Aczel, God`s equation: Einstein, relativity and the expanding universe', in The Australian's Review of Books, edn. Original, News Corporation, Sydney, pp. 18 - 20
2000
Slezak PP, 1999, 'Situated Cognition: empirical issue, `paradigm shift`, or conceptual confusion?', in Perspectives on Cognitive Science: theories, experiments & foundations Vol II, edn. Original, Ablex Publishing Corporation, Stanford, Connecticut, pp. 69 - 98
1999
Slezak PP, 1996, 'East Timor and the responsibility of `intellectuals`', in It`s Time to Lead the Way, edn. Original, East Timor Relief Association, Collingwood, Victoria, pp. 72 - 82
1996
Conference Papers
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Slezak PP, 2004, 'Fodor`s guilty passions: Representation as Hume`s ideas', in 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago Illinois USA, presented at 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago Illinois USA, 04 August 2004 - 07 August 2004
2004
Slezak PP, 2001, 'Representation:where philosophy goes when it dies', in 23rd Annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 2001, Edinburgh, Scotland, presented at Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 2001, Edinburgh, Scotland, 01 August 2001 - 04 August 2001
2001
Slezak PP, 1998, 'Rational decision theory: the relevance of Newcomb`s paradox', in Gernsbacher MA; Derry SJ (ed.), 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, pp. 992 - 996, presented at 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 01 August 1998 - 04 August 1998
1998
Journal articles
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Slezak PP, 2018, 'Is there progress in philosophy? the case for taking history seriously', Philosophy, vol. 93, pp. 529 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031819118000232
2018
Slezak PP, 2012, 'The Matter of Mind: Mario Bunge's 'Matter and Mind'', Science and Education, vol. 21, pp. 1475 - 1484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11191-012-9463-7
2012
Slezak PP, 2012, 'Faith vs Reason. Review article of Michael Ruse, Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science', Science & Education, vol. 21, pp. 403 - 413
2012
Slezak PP, 2011, 'Review of Maurice A. Finocchiaro's 'Defending Copernicus & Galileo'', Science & Education Contributions from History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science and Mathematics., vol. 20, pp. 71 - 81
2011
Slezak PP; Good R, 2011, 'Editors' Introduction to Special Issue on Pseudoscience in Education', Science & Education Contributions from History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science and Mathematics., vol. 20, pp. 401 - 409
2011
Slezak PP, 2011, 'Philosophers, three year olds & autistics', Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
2011
Good R; Slezak P, 2011, 'Editors' Introduction', Science and Education, vol. 20, pp. 401 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11191-010-9331-2
2011
Slezak P, 2010, 'Doubts about Descartes' indubitability: The cogito as intuition and inference', Philosophical Forum, vol. 41, pp. 389 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9191.2010.00370.x
2010
Slezak PP, 2010, 'Radical Constructivism: Epistemology, Education & Dynamite', Constructivist Foundations, vol. 6, pp. 102 - 111
2010
Slezak PP, 2010, 'Doubts about Descartes' indubitability', Philosophical Forum, vol. 41, pp. 389 - 412
2010
Slezak PP, 2009, 'Review John H Sceski Popper, Objectivity and the growth of Knowledge', Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, vol. online, pp. online - online, http://ndpr.nd.edu/
2009
Slezak PP, 2009, 'Linguistic Explanation and `Psychological Reality`', CROATIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 9, pp. 3 - 20
2009
Slezak PP, 2006, 'Demons, deceivers and liars: Newcomb`s Malin Genie', Theory and Decision, vol. 61, pp. 277 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11238-006-9002-6
2006
Slezak PP, 2004, 'There`s more to vision than meets the eye: Review of Z. Pylyshyn `Seeing and Visualizing: It`s Not What You Think`', Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 8, pp. 291 - 293, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VH9-4CKFSNV-3/2/217519a9885f674d03cd8011fbee1d95
2004
Slezak PP, 2004, 'There`s more to vision than meets the eye (Review of Z. Pylyshyn `Seeing and visualizing: it`s not what you think`)', Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 8, pp. 287 - 293
2004
Slezak PP, 2002, 'Thinking about thinking: language, thought & introspection', Language and Communication, vol. 22, pp. 353 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0271-5309(02)00012-5
2002
Slezak PP, 2002, 'The tripartite model of representation', Philosophical Psychology, vol. 15, pp. 239 - 270
2002
Slezak PP, 2002, 'The imagery debate: Deja-vu all over again?', BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, vol. 25, pp. 209 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X02490048
2002
2002
Slezak PP, 2002, 'Talking to ourselves: the intelligibility of inner speech', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 25, pp. 699 - 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X02490127
2002
Slezak PP, 2002, 'The imagery debate: Déjà-vu all over again?', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 25, pp. 209 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X02490048
2002
Slezak PP, 2002, 'The Imagery Debate: Déjà vu all over again? Commentary on Zenon Pylyshyn', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 25, pp. 209 - 210
2002
Slezak PP, 2000, 'Review of Dava Sobel, Galileo`s daughter: a drama of science, faith and love', Quadrant, pp. 75 - 77
2000
Slezak PP, 1999, 'Review of S. Fuller and W. R. Shadish eds. `The social psychology of science ` and R. Dunbar,`The trouble with science`', Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, pp. 188 - 190
1999
Slezak PP, 1997, '`Review of Barnes, Bloor and Henry, Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis`', Metascience, vol. 11, pp. 44 - 52
1997
Slezak P, 1994, 'Sociology of scientific knowledge and scientific education: Part I', Science and Education, vol. 3, pp. 265 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00540157
1994
Slezak P, 1994, 'Sociology of scientific knowledge and science education part 2: Laboratory life under the microscope', Science and Education, vol. 3, pp. 329 - 355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00488451
1994
Slezak P, 1994, 'The Social Construction of Social Constructionism', Inquiry (United Kingdom), vol. 37, pp. 139 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00201749408602346
1994
Slezak P, 1994, 'A Second Look at David Bloor's: Knowledge and Social Imagery', Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 24, pp. 336 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/004839319402400304
1994
Slezak P, 1994, 'Suchting and the sleep of Reason', Science & Education, vol. 3, pp. 69 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00540224
1994
Slezak P, 1993, 'ARTIFICIAL IMAGERY?', Computational Intelligence, vol. 9, pp. 349 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8640.1993.tb00230.x
1993
Slezak P, 1991, 'How Strong is the ‘Strong Programme’?', Social Studies of Science, vol. 21, pp. 154 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/030631291021001013
1991
Slezak P, 1991, 'Bloor's bluff: Behaviourism and the Strong Programme', International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 5, pp. 241 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02698599108573397
1991
Slezak P, 1990, 'Man not a subject for science?', Social Epistemology, vol. 4, pp. 327 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02691729008578582
1990
Slezak P, 1990, 'Reinterpreting images', Analysis (United Kingdom), vol. 50, pp. 235 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/50.4.235
1990
Slezak P, 1989, 'The relevance of philosophy to psychology: Response to J. Furedy', Australian Journal of Psychology, vol. 41, pp. 123 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049538908260077
1989
Slezak P, 1989, 'Computers, Contents and Causes: Replies to My Respondents', Social Studies of Science, vol. 19, pp. 671 - 695, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/030631289019004010
1989
Slezak P, 1989, 'Scientific Discovery by Computer as Empirical Refutation of the Strong Programme', Social Studies of Science, vol. 19, pp. 563 - 600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/030631289019004001
1989
Slezak P, 1988, 'Was descartes a liar? Diagonal doubt defended', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 39, pp. 379 - 388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjps/39.3.379
1988
Slezak P, 1986, 'Actions, cognition and the self', Synthese, vol. 66, pp. 405 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00414060
1986
Slezak P, 1984, 'Minds, Machines and Self‐Reference', Dialectica, vol. 38, pp. 17 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1746-8361.1984.tb00835.x
1984
Slezak P, 1983, 'Descartes's diagonal deduction', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 34, pp. 13 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjps/34.1.13
1983
Slezak P, 1982, 'Gödel's theorem and the mind', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 33, pp. 41 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjps/33.1.41
1982
Slezak P, 1981, 'Language and psychological reality: Discussion of Rudolf Botha's study', Synthese, vol. 49, pp. 427 - 440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01064132
1981