Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
Honorary Associate Professor

Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak

BA Hons UNSW, MPhil PhD Columbia
Arts,Design & Architecture
Humanities & Languages
Phone
9385 2422
Location
315 Morven Brown

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 2019, 'Mario Bunge and Contemporary Cognitive Science', in Matthews M (ed.), Mario Bunge: A Centenary Festschrift, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Switzerland, pp. 363 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16673-1_21
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 2014, 'Appraising constructivism in science education', in International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching, pp. 1023 - 1055, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7654-8_31
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 2006, 'Artificial Intelligence, Gödelian Arguments Against', in , John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0470018860.s00158
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 2004, 'The World Gone Wrong? Images, Illusions, Mistakes and Misrepresentations', in Representation in Mind, Elsevier, pp. 163 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-008044394-2/50012-9
    Books | 2004
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    2004, Representation in Mind: New Approaches to Mental Representation, Staines PJ; Slezak PP; Clapin H, (eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2000, 'Radical social constructivism', in Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, edn. Original, pp. 91 - 126
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Book Chapters | 1998
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1998, 'Sociology of Scientific Knowledge and Scientific Education: Part I', in Constructivism in Science Education, Springer Netherlands, pp. 159 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5032-3_10
    Book Chapters | 1996
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Books | 1995
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 1995, Perspectives on Cognitive Science, Slezak PP; Caelli T; Clark R, (eds.), Ablex
    Book Chapters | 1989
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1989, 'Introduction', in Computers, Brains and Minds, Springer Netherlands, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1181-9_1
    Book Chapters | 1989
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1989, 'How Not to Naturalize the Theory of Action', in Computers, Brains and Minds, Springer Netherlands, pp. 137 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1181-9_7
    Books | 1989
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 1989, Computers, brains, and minds, Slezak PP; Albury WR, (ed.), Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, D Reidel Pub Co
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 2012, 'Michael Ruse: Science and Spiritutality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science', Science & Education, vol. 21, pp. 403 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11191-011-9373-0
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 2012, 'Mario Bunge: Matter and Mind: A Philosophical Inquiry', Science & Education, vol. 21, pp. 1213 - 1221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11191-011-9422-8
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2011, 'Philosophers, three year olds & autistics', Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2010, 'Radical Constructivism: Epistemology, Education & Dynamite', Constructivist Foundations, vol. 6, pp. 102 - 111
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2010, 'Doubts about Descartes' indubitability', Philosophical Forum, vol. 41, pp. 389 - 412
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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/
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2009, 'Linguistic Explanation and `Psychological Reality`', CROATIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 9, pp. 3 - 20
    Journal articles | 2006
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2004
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 2004, 'There's more to vision than meets the eye', Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 8, pp. 291 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2004.05.008
    Journal articles | 2004
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2004
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2002, 'The tripartite model of representation', Philosophical Psychology, vol. 15, pp. 239 - 270
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2002, 'Talking to ourselves: The intelligibility of inner speech', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 25, pp. 699 - 707, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000222416100029&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2002, 'The Imagery Debate: Déjà vu all over again? Commentary on Zenon Pylyshyn', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 25, pp. 209 - 210
    Journal articles | 2000
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 2000, 'Review of Dava Sobel, Galileo`s daughter: a drama of science, faith and love', Quadrant, pp. 75 - 77
    Journal articles | 1999
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1999, 'The social psychology of science; The trouble with science', Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, vol. 35, pp. 188 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1520-6696(199921)35:2<188::aid-jhbs10>3.0.co;2-d
    Journal articles | 1999
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1997
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak PP, 1997, '`Review of Barnes, Bloor and Henry, Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis`', Metascience, vol. 11, pp. 44 - 52
    Journal articles | 1996
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Rudwick M; Oreskes N; Oldroyd D; Miller DP; Chalmers A; Forge J; Turnbull D; Slezak P; Bloor D; Callender C; Hutchison K; Savitt S; Price H, 1996, 'Review symposia', Metascience, vol. 5, pp. 7 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02988879
    Journal articles | 1996
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1996, 'The mind of god: Science and the search for ultimate meaning', Science and Education, vol. 5, pp. 201 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf00428620
    Journal articles | 1994
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1994
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1994
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1994, 'Suchting and the sleep of Reason', Science & Education, vol. 3, pp. 69 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00540224
    Journal articles | 1994
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1994
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1994, 'The Social Construction of Social Constructionism', Inquiry (United Kingdom), vol. 37, pp. 139 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00201749408602346
    Journal articles | 1993
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1993, 'ARTIFICIAL IMAGERY?', Computational Intelligence, vol. 9, pp. 349 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8640.1993.tb00230.x
    Journal articles | 1991
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1991
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1990
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1990, 'Man not a subject for science?', Social Epistemology, vol. 4, pp. 327 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02691729008578582
    Journal articles | 1990
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1990, 'Reinterpreting images', Analysis (United Kingdom), vol. 50, pp. 235 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/50.4.235
    Journal articles | 1989
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1989
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1989
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1988
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1986
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    Slezak P, 1986, 'Actions, cognition and the self', Synthese, vol. 66, pp. 405 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00414060
    Journal articles | 1984
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1983
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1982
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Journal articles | 1981
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
  • Conference Papers | 2004
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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
    Conference Papers | 1998
    Associate Professor Peter Paul Slezak
    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

Awards

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.

Grants

Media