Dr Peter Slezak

Associate Professor
BA Hons UNSW, MPhil PhD Columbia
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

9385 2422
Room 315, Morven Brown
Fields: History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy ofScience), Curriculum Studies: Science Education, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition)

 

 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

2014

Slezak, P. (2014) Intuition in Linguistics: Syntax and Semantics, in L.M. Osbeck & B.S. Held eds., Rational intuition: Philosophical Roots, Scientific Investigations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Slezak, P. (2014) Appraising Constructivism in Science Education, in M.R. Matthews ed., International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching, Dordrecht: Springer.

Slezak, P. (2014) The Strong Programme in SSK, D.C. Phillips ed. Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy, SAGE.

Slezak, P. (under review) Newcomb's Illusion.

Slezak, P. (under review) Proper Names: The Omniscient Observer.

 

2013

Slezak, P. (2013) Semantics: Intuition, Experiment or Illusion? In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I Wachsmuth eds., Proceedings of 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society, 1336-1341.

 

2012



Slezak, P. (2012) Faith vs Reason. Review article of Michael Ruse, Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, Science & Education, 21, 3, 403-413. download here

Slezak, P. (2012) The Wicked Son: Hemlock & Cherem, in A. Abarbanel ed., Beyond Tribal Loyalties, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 65-83. download here




Slezak, P. (2012) Mario Bunge's Materialist Theory of Mind and Contemporary Cognitive Science, Science & Education, 21, 8, 1213-1221.

Slezak, P. (2012) The Matter of Mind: Mario Bunge's 'Matter and Mind', Science & Education, 21, 10, 1475 - 1484. download here




 

2011



Slezak, P. (2011) Silence Resembling Stupidity, Overland, Issue 205, 82-87. download here or online version here

Good, R. and Slezak, P. (2011) Editors' Introduction to Special Issue on Pseudoscience in Education, Science & Education, 20, 401-409. . download here

Slezak, P. (2011) Philosophers, Three Year Olds and Autistics, In L. Carlson, C. Hőlscher and T. F. Shipley eds., Proceedings of the 33rd Cognitive Science Society pp. 228-234.
Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society (ISBN 978-0-9768318-7-7). download here





Slezak, P. (2011) Review article: Maurice A. Finocchiaro's 'Defending Copernicus and Galileo' in Science & Education, 20,1, 71-81. download here



  

2010



Slezak, P. (2010) Doubts about Descartes' Indubitability: The Cogito as Intuition & Inference, in Philosophical Forum, 41, 4, 389-412. download here

Slezak, P. (2010) Radical Constructivism: Epistemology, Education and Dynamite, in Constructivist Foundations, 6, 1, 102-111 download here



Slezak, P. (2010) Cognitive Science, in G. Oppy, N. Trakakis, eds., A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne: Monash.
 ISBN (print): 978-0-9806512-0-1
ISBN (online): 978-0-9806512-1-8.

  

2009



Slezak, P. (2009) 'Gods of the State: Atheism, Enlightenment and Barbarity, in P. Quadrio and C. Besseling eds., Politics & Religion in the New Century, Sydney: Sydney University Press. download here

Slezak, P. (2009) Linguistic Explanation And ‘Psychological Reality,  Croatian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 9, No. 25, 3-21. download here




Slezak, P. (2009) Review of John H. Sceski 'Popper, Objectivity and the Growth of Knowledge' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN: 1538 – 1617. 
hyperlink

 

2007



Slezak, P. (2007) Is Cognitive Science Relevant to Teaching? Journal of Cognitive Science, 8, 171-205.

Slezak, P. (2007) Psychological Reality of Grammars, In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society, New York: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 647-652. ISBN: 0-9768318-3-X


 

2006



Slezak, P. (2006) "Trial of the Centuries", Review of Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992. Maurice A. Finocchiaro. xii + 485 pp. University of California Press, 2005. American Scientist, March-April 2006.

Slezak, P. (2006) "Cartesian 'Ideas' and the First (C17 th) Cognitive Revolution.", Ron Sun (ed.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 26-29, 2006, Mahwah, New Jersey, ISBN 0-9768318-2-1, 798-803.



Slezak, P. (2006) 'Demons, Decievers and Liars: Newcomb's Malin Génie', Theory and Decision, 61: 277-303 download here




 

2005



Slezak, P. (2005), "Newcomb's Problem as Cognitive Illusion", Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Bruno G. Bara, Lawrence Barsalou & Monica Bucciarelli eds., Mahway, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 2027-2033. (ISBN: 0-9768318-1-3)




 

2004



Slezak, P. (2004) Fodor"s Guilty Passions: Representation as Hume"s Ideas, Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, August 4-7, Chicago: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 1255-1260. ISBN 0-8058-5464-9. ISSN 1047-1316.



Slezak, P. (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 Science, 8, 7, July, 291-293.



Slezak, P. (2004) The World Gone Wrong: Images, Illusions, Mistakes & Misrepresentations, H. Clapin, P. Staines & P. Slezak, eds., Representation in Mind: New Approaches to Mental Representation. Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishers. download here




 

2003



Slezak, P. (2003), They Laughed at Galileo Too 7th International History & Philosophy of Science Teaching Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, July 30 - August 3, 2003.



 

2002



Slezak, P. (2002) What Happened to the Imagery Debate? Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.



Slezak, P. (2002) Thinking About Thinking: Language, Thought & Introspection, Language & Communication, 22, 353-373. download here



Slezak, P. (2002) The Tripartite Model of Representation, Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 239-270. download here



Slezak, P. (2002) The Imagery Debate: Déja vu all over again? Commentary on Zenon Pylyshyn, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 2, April, 209-210.



Slezak, P. (2002) Talking to ourselves: The intelligibility of inner speech, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Volume 25, Issue 06. December, 699-700.



Slezak, P. (2002) Review of M.R. Matthews "Time for Science Education" Metascience, 11, 3, 399-402.



Slezak, P. (2002) Godelian Arguments against Artificial Intelligence, L. Nagel ed., Macmillan Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London: Macmillan. ISBN: 0-333-79261-0 4 volume set.




 

2001



Slezak, P. (2001) Representation: Where Philosophy Goes When It Dies, Proceedings of 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 940-945



Slezak, P. (2001) Should Philosophy of Science be Rated X too?, Proceedings of the Sixth International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference (IHPST), Denver, Colorado, November 7-10, 2001; and Australasian Association of History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Science (AAHPSSS), Melbourne University, June 25-28, 2001



Slezak, P. (2001) The Relevance of Cognitive Science to Teaching, Proceedings of the 6th International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching Conference (IHPST), Denver, Colorado, November 7-10, 2001.




 

2000



Slezak, P. (2000) Descartes' Startling Doctrine of the Reverse-Sign Relation, Stephen Gaukroger, John Schuster, and John Sutton eds., Descartes' Natural Philosophy, London: Routledge, 542-556. ISBN: 0-415-21993-0. download here



Slezak, P. (2000) A Critique of Radical Social Constructivism, D.C. Philips, ed., Constructivism in Education: Opinions and Second Opinions on Controversial Issues. Ninety-Ninth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part I. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 91-126. ISSN: 0077-5762. download here




Slezak, P. (2000) The Mind-Brain Problem in Contemporary Perspective, Evian Gordon ed. Integrative Neuroscience, Harwood Academic Publishers, 49-63. ISBN: 90-5823-055-4.




 

1999



Slezak, P. (1999) Situated Cognition: Paradigm Shift, Empirical Issue or Conceptual Confusion? J. Wiles, T. Dartnall eds., Perspectives on Cognitive Science, Vol. 2 Stamford, CT.: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 69-98.



Slezak, P. (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 35, 2, Spring, 188-190.



 

1998



Slezak, P. (1998) Rational Decision Theory: The Relevance of Newcomb"s Paradox Proceedings of 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 1-4, Morton Ann Gernsbacher & Sharon J. Derry eds., Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 992-996. ISBN 0-8058-3231-9, ISSN 1047-1316




 

1997



Slezak, P. (1997) Review of Barnes, Bloor & Henry: "Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis", Metascience, 11, 44-52.




 

1996



Slezak, P. (1996) Review of P. Davies, 'Mind of God', Science & Education, 5, 201-212.


Slezak, P. (1996) Responsibility of Intellectuals: The Case of East Timor, Lisa Rasmussen ed., It’s Time to Lead the Way. Collingwood: East Timor Relief Association, 72-82.

 

1995



Slezak, P. (1995) The "Philosophical" Case Against Visual Imagery, in P. Slezak, T. Caelli and R. Clark eds., Perspectives on Cognitive Science: Theories, Experiments and Foundations, Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 237-271.




 

1994



Slezak, P. (1994) The Social Construction of Social Constructionism, Inquiry, Vol. 37, No. 2, 139-157.



Slezak, P. (1994) A Second Look at Bloor"s Knowledge and Social Imagery, The Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Vol. 24, No.3, 336-361.



Slezak, P. (1994) Suchting and the Sleep of Reason, Science and Education, Vol 3, No. 1, 69-72.



Slezak, P. (1994) The Sociology of Science and Science Education Part 1, Science and Education, Vol. 3, No. 3, July, 265-294.



Slezak, P. (1994) Laboratory Life Under the Microscope: The Sociology of Science and Science Education Part 2, Science and Education, Vol 3, No. 4, 329-355.



Slezak, P. and Forge, J. (1994) False Advertising for God, Metascience, New Iss., Vol. 5, 1-6.



Slezak, P. (1994) Situated Cognition: Empirical Issue, Paradigm Shift or Conceptual Confusion, Proceedings of 16th Conference of the Society for Cognitive Science, Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 806-811.



Slezak, P. (1994) Mental Imagery and Pictorial Representation, Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations H. Narajanan and Chandrasekaran eds. AAAI Press, 1994, Stanford University, Palo Alto.



Slezak, P. (1994) Computer Modeling of Cognitive Processes: Introduction, J. Wiles, C. Latimer and C. Stevens eds., Symposium on Connectionist Models and Psychology, Technical Report No. 289, St. Lucia, Key Centre for Software Technology, Department of Computer Science, The University of Qld., 6-8.




 

1993



Slezak, P. (1993) Artificial Imagery? Commentary on Janice Glasgow"s "Computational Imagery, " Computational Intelligence, Vol. 9, No. 4, November, 349-352.



 

1992



Slezak, P. (1992) When Can Images Be Reinterpreted: Non-Chronometric Tests of Pictorialism, Proceedings of 14th Conference of the Society for Cognitive Science, Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 124-129.




 

1991



Slezak, P. (1991) "Can Images Be Rotated and Inspected? A Test of the Pictorial Medium Theory" Proceedings of 13th Conference of the Society for Cognitive Science, Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.



Slezak, P. (1991) "How Strong Is the Strong Programme?" Social Studies of Science, Vol. 21, No. 1, 154-156.



Slezak, P. (1991) "Artificial Experts: Essay Review" Social Studies of Science, Vol. 22, No. 1, 175-201.



Slezak, P. (1991) 'Bloor's Bluff: Behaviourism and the Strong Programme', International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 5, No. 3, 241-256.



Slezak, P. (1991) "Descartes's Diagonal Deduction" Georges J.D. Moyal (ed.), Rene Descartes: Critical Assessments, Volume II, London: Croom Helm, pp. 235-60 (reprint of Slezak 1983).




 

1990



Slezak, P. (1990) 'Man not a subject for science?" Social Epistemology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 327-342.



Slezak, P. (1990) "On Rhetorical Strategies: Verstehen Sie?" Social Epistemology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 357-360.



Slezak, P. (1990) "Re-Interpreting Images" Analysis, Vol. 50, No. 4, 235-243.




 

1989



Slezak, P. (1989) 'Scientific Discovery by Computer as Refutation of the Strong Programme', Social Studies of Science, Vol. 19, No. 4, 563-600.



Slezak, P. (1989) 'Computers, Contents and Causes: Replies to my Critics', Social Studies of Science, Vol. 19, No. 4, 671-95.



Slezak, P. (1989) "The Relevance of Philosophy to Psychology: Response to J. Furedy", Australian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 41, No. 2, 123-130.



Slezak, P. (1989) 'Introduction' P. Slezak and W.R. Albury eds., Computers, Brains and Minds: Essays in Cognitive Science, Dordrecht: Kluwer.


Slezak, P. (1989) 'How NOT to Naturalize the Theory of Action' in P. Slezak and W.R. Albury eds., Computers, Brains and Minds: Essays in Cognitive Science, Dordrecht: Kluwer.



Slezak, P. (1989) 'Man NOT a Subject for Science?' in W.R. Albury and P. Slezak eds., Dimensions of Cognitive Science: Kensington Studies, Centre for Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales.




 

1988



Slezak, P. (1988) "Was Descartes a Liar? Reply to Roy Sorensen," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 39, No. 3.



Slezak, P. (1988) Jay D. Bolter, 'Turing's Man', Metascience, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1988, 35-37.




 

1987



Slezak, P. (1987) Myles Brand 'Intending and Acting: Toward a Naturalized Action Theory' The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 84, No. 1, January, 49-54.




 

1986



Slezak, P. (1986) 'Action, Cognition and the Self' Synthese, Vol. 66, 405-435.




 

1983



Slezak, P. (1983) 'Descartes's Diagonal Deduction' British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 34, No. 1, 13-36.



Slezak, P. (1983) "Minds, Machines and Self-Reference" Dialectica, Vol. 37, No. 4, 17-34.




 

1982



Slezak, P. (1982) "Godel's Theorem and the Mind" British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 33, No. 1, 41-52. 



Slezak, P. (1982) P. Bell & P. Staines 'Reasoning & Argument in Psychology" Australian Journal of Psychology, August, Vol. 34, No. 2.




 

1981



Slezak, P. (1981) "Language and Psychological Reality" Synthese, Vol. 49, 427-440.



Slezak, P. (1981) Noam Chomsky"s "Rules and Representations" Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 59, No. 2.




 

1980



Slezak, P. (1980) S. Gaukroger ed., 'Descartes: Philosophy, Mathematics & Physics' Proceedings of Australasian Association for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science No. 12, 72-77.

 

Newspaper and Media Articles



Slezak, P. (2011) Chomsky on linguistics and politics
The Conversation, November 22 2011
Access here



Slezak, P. (2010) Without Honour in His Own Land
ABC Drum, October 24, 2011
Access here



Slezak, P. (2010) Promised Land Needs Home Truth
Sydney Morning Herald, June 8 2010
Access here



ABC TV Special Compass Program, 9 May 2010
Public re-trial of Galileo at the University of New South Wales,
filmed as the basis for one-hour special Compass program.
Access here



Slezak, P. and Loewenstein, A. (2009) Gaza distorted by the media lens, On Line Opinion, Friday January 2, 2009. hyperlink



Slezak, P. (2008) Self-defence or brutal occupation? The Age, March 31 2008. hyperlink Access here



Slezak, P. (2008) I am guilty as charged of bias and prejudice - shall I be put to death? Sydney Morning Herald, October 20, 2008. hyperlink Access here




Slezak, P. (2008) Adversaries of piety and proof.
The Australian, Higher Education, November 19, 2008. hyperlink



Slezak, P. and Loewenstein, A. (2008) Israel no victim, Unleashed (ABC online) December 31, 2008. hyperlink



Slezak, P. (2004) Fighter for truth, liberty & justice: Obituary for Andrew McNaughtan, The Australian, Friday Jan 9.



Slezak, P. (2000) 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" The Australian"s Review of Books Volume 5, 4, May, 18-20.



Slezak, P. (2000) Review of Dava Sobel, "Galileo"s Daughter" Quadrant April, 75-77. (PDF:21.8kb) (PDF)



Slezak, P. (2000) Crime (Sometimes) Doesn"t Pay, The Australian, January 10.



Slezak, P. (2000) What Happened to HPS? Show Cause, Faculty of Arts University of New South Wales


Slezak, P. (1999) Let"s Keep the Monarchy, Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, Monday, November 1, 1999.


Slezak, P. (1998) They are only Iraqis, Melbourne Age, December 18, 1998



Slezak, P. (1996) "Progress" Sydney Morning Herald, July 29.



Slezak, P. (1996) "Dissidents and Commissars" Review of Noam Chomsky"s "Power & Prospects" The Australian, Weekend Review, June 22.



Slezak, P. (1995) "The Righteous May Forget" Sydney Morning Herald, October 23.



Slezak, P. (1995) 'Chomsky: Denier or Denied?' Australian Jewish News February 24.



Slezak, P. (1995) 'The Debate Over Chomsky: A Farrago of Misrepresentations' Farrago, Volume 74, Edition 3.

Slezak, P. (1995) 'Ignored Linguist Who Survives by Word of Mouth? The Australian, Higher Education, January 18.



Slezak, P. (1992) 'God, the Cosmos, the Can-Opener and Everything" Sydney Morning Herald and New Zealand Herald, May 14.



Slezak, P. (1988) 'What is Intelligence', The Bulletin, May 1988.



Slezak, P. (1987) "In Defence of the Intellectual" The Weekend Australian, February 7-8.



Publications

    Books

    • Staines PJ; Slezak PP; Clapin H, (eds.), 2004, Representation in Mind: New Approaches to Mental Representation, Original, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Slezak PP; Caelli T; Clark R, (eds.), 1995, Perspectives on Cognitive Science, Perspectives on Cognitive Science, Ablex
    • Slezak PP; Albury WR, (eds.), 1989, Computers, brains, and minds, Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, D Reidel Pub Co

    Book Chapters

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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', in The Australian's Review of Books, edn. Original, News Corporation, Sydney, pp. 18 - 20
    • 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
    • Slezak PP, 2000, 'Radical social constructivism', in Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, edn. Original, pp. 91 - 126
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

    Journal articles

    • Slezak P, 2012, 'Mario Bunge's Materialist Theory of Mind and Contemporary Cognitive Science', Science and Education, vol. 21, pp. 1475 - 1484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11191-012-9463-7
    • 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
    • Slezak PP, 2011, 'Philosophers, three year olds & autistics', Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    • 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
    • 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
    • Slezak P, 2010, 'Radical constructivism: Epistemology, education and dynamite', Constructivist Foundations, vol. 6, pp. 102 - 111
    • Slezak PP, 2010, 'Doubts about Descartes' indubitability', Philosophical Forum, vol. 41, pp. 389 - 412
    • 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/
    • Slezak PP, 2009, 'Linguistic Explanation and `Psychological Reality`', CROATIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 9, pp. 3 - 20
    • Slezak P, 2006, 'Demons, deceivers and liars: Newcomb's Malin Génie', Theory and Decision, vol. 61, pp. 277 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11238-006-9002-6
    • 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
    • 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
    • Slezak PP, 2002, 'Talking to ourselves: The intelligibility of inner speech', BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, vol. 25, pp. 699 - +, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000222416100029&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Slezak P, 2002, 'Thinking about thinking: Language, thought and introspection', Language and Communication, vol. 22, pp. 353 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0271-5309(02)00012-5
    • 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
    • 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
    • Slezak PP, 2002, 'The tripartite model of representation', Philosophical Psychology, vol. 15, pp. 239 - 270
    • Slezak PP, 2002, 'The Imagery Debate: Déjà vu all over again? Commentary on Zenon Pylyshyn', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 25, pp. 209 - 210
    • Slezak PP, 2000, 'Review of Dava Sobel, Galileo`s daughter: a drama of science, faith and love', Quadrant, pp. 75 - 77
    • 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
    • Slezak PP, 1997, '`Review of Barnes, Bloor and Henry, Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis`', Metascience, vol. 11, pp. 44 - 52

    Conference Papers

    • 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 - 07 August 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 - 04 August 2001
    • Slezak PP, 1998, 'Rational decision theory: the relevance of Newcomb`s paradox', in Gernsbacher MA; Derry SJ (eds.), 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 - 04 August 1998

Teaching

Consultation Times
Peter is available for consultation by prior arrangement.

Honours and prizes

2010 Australian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Media Prize

http://www.aap.org.au/AAPmediaprize

School of History and Philosophy at the University of New South Wales for the pivotal role that he played in the production of the Compass program, The Trials of Galileo, which appeared on the ABC in May 2010. In this program the trial of Galileo at the hands of the Roman Catholic Inquisition is re-examined.  Nearly 400 years after the original trial, the program brought together leadings scientists, scholars, barristers, politicians and churchmen to assess whether Galileo was correctly treated. This was an important television event that explored important philosophical themes about the relationship between religion and science. The program demonstrated a keen sense of how issues in the philosophy of science might be brought to life for a general audience.