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David Alan Jopling

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Department of Philosophy

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S435
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77588
Email: jopling@yorku.ca


The footsteps? Not mine, but possibly the footsteps of some of my very distant ancestors or cousins, perhaps even one of my great great great - and add about 185,000 more greats - grandmothers or grandfathers. The individuals who left the impressions in the mud one hot summer day about 3.7 million years ago were Australopithecines (A. afarensis), an ancestral species to the Homo lineage, and a species finally committed to bipedalism, and so a whole new way of life distinct from their own distant ancestors. The fossil footsteps were discovered in 1976 by Mary Leakey's team of archaeologists, in a place called Laetoli, near Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania).

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Research Interests

Philosophy , Evolution, human evolution, origins of human cognition, philosophy of mind, early modern philosophy.
Books

Publication
Year

Talking Cures and Placebo Effects. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

2008

Self-Knowledge and the Self (New York: Routledge, 2000).

2000

The Conceptual Self in Context: Culture, Experience, Self-Understanding, edited by U. Neisser and D.A. Jopling (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997)

1997

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“The Placebo Effect in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.” Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry. Edited by K.W.M. Fulford and R. Gipps. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013. pp.714-734.

2012

“Five Kinds of Self-Ignorance.” In Ecological Approaches to Cognition: Essays in Honor of Ulric Neisser, edited by E. Winograd, R. Fivush and W. Hirst (New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999) pp. 313-334.

1999

“A ‘Self of Selves’?” In The Conceptual Self in Context: Culture, Experience, Self-Understanding, edited by U. Neisser and D.A. Jopling (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997) pp.249-267.

1997

“Cognitive Science, Other Minds, and the Philosophy of Dialogue.” In The Perceived Self, edited by U. Neisser (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994) pp.290-309.

1994

“Sartre’s Moral Psychology.” In The Cambridge Companion to Sartre, edited by C. Howells (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992) pp.103-139.

1992

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“’Tis much ado to know myself…:’ Insight in the Talking Cures.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness. Vol.1234 (2011).

2011

“Placebo Insight.” Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 57, No. 1 (2001) pp.19-36.

2001

“Sub-phenomenology.” Human Studies, Vol.19 (1996) pp.153-173.

1996

“‘Take away the life-lie’: Positive Illusions and Creative Self-Deception.” Philosophical Psychology, Vol.9, No.4 (1996) pp.525-544.

1996

“Kant and Sartre on Self-Knowledge.” Man and World, Vol.19 (1986) pp.73-93.

1986


The footsteps? Not mine, but possibly the footsteps of some of my very distant ancestors or cousins, perhaps even one of my great great great - and add about 185,000 more greats - grandmothers or grandfathers. The individuals who left the impressions in the mud one hot summer day about 3.7 million years ago were Australopithecines (A. afarensis), an ancestral species to the Homo lineage, and a species finally committed to bipedalism, and so a whole new way of life distinct from their own distant ancestors. The fossil footsteps were discovered in 1976 by Mary Leakey's team of archaeologists, in a place called Laetoli, near Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania).

Research Interests

Philosophy , Evolution, human evolution, origins of human cognition, philosophy of mind, early modern philosophy.

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“The Placebo Effect in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.” Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry. Edited by K.W.M. Fulford and R. Gipps. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013. pp.714-734.

2012

“Five Kinds of Self-Ignorance.” In Ecological Approaches to Cognition: Essays in Honor of Ulric Neisser, edited by E. Winograd, R. Fivush and W. Hirst (New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999) pp. 313-334.

1999

“A ‘Self of Selves’?” In The Conceptual Self in Context: Culture, Experience, Self-Understanding, edited by U. Neisser and D.A. Jopling (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997) pp.249-267.

1997

“Cognitive Science, Other Minds, and the Philosophy of Dialogue.” In The Perceived Self, edited by U. Neisser (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994) pp.290-309.

1994

“Sartre’s Moral Psychology.” In The Cambridge Companion to Sartre, edited by C. Howells (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992) pp.103-139.

1992

Books

Publication
Year

Talking Cures and Placebo Effects. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

2008

Self-Knowledge and the Self (New York: Routledge, 2000).

2000

The Conceptual Self in Context: Culture, Experience, Self-Understanding, edited by U. Neisser and D.A. Jopling (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997)

1997

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“’Tis much ado to know myself…:’ Insight in the Talking Cures.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness. Vol.1234 (2011).

2011

“Placebo Insight.” Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 57, No. 1 (2001) pp.19-36.

2001

“Sub-phenomenology.” Human Studies, Vol.19 (1996) pp.153-173.

1996

“‘Take away the life-lie’: Positive Illusions and Creative Self-Deception.” Philosophical Psychology, Vol.9, No.4 (1996) pp.525-544.

1996

“Kant and Sartre on Self-Knowledge.” Man and World, Vol.19 (1986) pp.73-93.

1986