Name: Richard J. Hall
Address: Department of Philosophy
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1032
Degrees: B.A., with Honors in Philosophy, Oberlin College, 1959
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1963
Phi Beta Kappa, 1958
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1959
Princeton University Fellowships, 1960-2
National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship, 1966-7
Academic Positions Held:
Franklin & Marshall College
Assistant Professor, 1963-6
Associate Professor, 1966-9
Michigan State University
Visiting Associate Professor, Fall Term, 1966
Associate Professor, 1969-77
Principal Areas of Research and Teaching:
Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science,
Philosophy of Language, Epistemology
American Philosophical Association
Philosophy of Science Association
Society for Philosophy and Psychology
"A Philosophy of Geometry", Philosophia Mathematica, June, 1965.
"Philosophical Basis of Bohr's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics", American Journal of Physics, August, 1965.
"Kuhn and the Copernican Revolution", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, June, 1970.
"Can the History of Science Help Us Decide Between Competing of Methodologies
Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. VIII, Roger C. Buck and Robert Cohen, eds (Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1971).
"Priorities and Environmental Quality", Environmental Quality, Now orNever, Edited by C. L. San Clemente (East Lansing: M.S.U. Continuing Education Service, 1972).
"Chisholm's Epistemic Principles and Our Knowledge about Particular Things in the External World", Philosophical Studies, July, 1976.
"Seeing and Naming", Synthese, July, 1977.
"Criticism and Revision of Chisholm's Epistemic Principle for Perception", Philosophia, July, 1978.
"Seeing Perfectly Dark Things and the Causal Conditions of Seeing", Theoria, 1979.
"Pierre and the New World Makers", Australasian Journal of Philosophy, September, 1984.
"An Argument that the Language of Belief is not English", Philosophical Studies, September, 1985.
"Are Pains Necessarily Unpleasant?", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, June, 1989.
"Adams on Mind: Mind as Meaning and Agent", in David Weissbord (ed.),
Mind, Value, and Culture:
Essays in Honor of E. M. Adams (Atascadero, CA: Ridgeview Publishing Company, 1989).
"Does Representational Content Arise from Biological Function?", in
Arthur Fine, et. al., editors, PSA 1990, Vol. 1
(East Lansing: The Philosophy of Science Association, 1990).
"The Evolution of Color Vision without Colors", Philosophy of Science (Supplement to Vol. 63, no. 3), September, 1996.
"The Epistemic Duty to Seek More Evidence" (with Charles Johnson), American
Philosophical Quarterly, April, 1998.
Papers Read at Professional Meetings:
"Can the History of Science Help Us Decide Between Competing Methodologies of Science?", Biennual Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Boston, MA, October, 1970.
"Criticism and Revision of Chisholm's Epistemic Principle for Perception", 18th Annual Illinois Philosophical Conference, Normal, IL, Nov. 1, 1974.
"Chisholm's Epistemic Principles and Our Knowledge about Particular Things in the External World", APA Eastern Division, Washington, D.C., Dec. 27, 1974.
"Seeing and Naming", M.S.U. Linguistics Miniconference, East Lansing, MI, May 22, 1976.
"First Person Beliefs", APA Central Division, Columbus, OH, April 30, 1982.
"First Person and other Indexical Beliefs", Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Wellesley, MA, June 6, 1983.
"Pierre and the New World Makers", APA Central Division, Chicago, IL, April 28, 1983.
"Thought and Belief", Conference on Naturalistic Epistemology, Brisbane, Australia, July 22, 1984.
"Is an Inverted Pain-Pleasure Spectrum Possible?", Society for Philosophy and Psychology, La Jolla, CA, June 22, 1987.
"Does Representational Content Arise from Biological Function?", 12th Biennial Philosophy of Science Association meetings, Minneapolis, MN, October 19, 1990.
Comments on T. Rockwell's "Awareness, Mental Phenomena, and Consciousness", Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Memphis, TN, June 3, 1994.
"Color Perception without Colors", APA Eastern Division, New York, Dec. 29, 1995.
"A Diachronic Epistemic Duty" (co-authored with Charles Johnson), Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Virginia Beach, VA, April 14, 1995; and Central States Philosophical Association, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Oct. 14, 1995.
"The Evolution of Color Vision without Colors", Philosophy of Science Association, Cleveland, OH, November 1, 1996.