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Dr Colin Klein

BA F&M, PhD PU.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : W6A 725
Phone : +61 2 9850 8876
email : colin.klein@mq.edu.au
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7406-4010

External Address

Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University

Recent External Appointments

  • Advisory Board, Australasian Society for Cognitive Science. (2016 continuing)
  • Area Editor, Ergo (Philosophy of Mind). (2015 continuing)
  • Associate Editor, Philosophical Explorations. (2015 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Philosophy of Science Association Program Committee

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2016 - 2017) "The science of human responsibility: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the sense of agency." Polito, V., Klein, C., Kaplan, D., Langdon, R., Hitchens, M., Zopf, R., Carruthers, G., & Woody, E. ($49,962)
  • ARC Future Fellowship [FT140100422] (2014 - 2018) "Changing your mind by changing your brain: An interventionist perspective on cognitive neuroscience." Klein, C. ($609,220)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Books

  • Klein, C. (2015). What the Body Commands: The Imperative Theory of Pain. Cambridge, USA: MIT Press.

Book Chapters

  • Klein, C. (2017). Imperativism and pain intensity. In M. Brady (Ed.), The Nature of Pain: Hedonic Tone, Motivation, and Non-Human Animals (pp. 51-59). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Klein, C. (In Press). Putting the 'social' back in social psychology. In S. Cullen & S.-J. Leslie (Eds.), Current Controversies in Philosophy of Cognitive Science. London, UK: Routledge.
  • Klein, C. (2016). Imperativism. In J. Corns (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Pain (pp. 51-59). London, UK: Routledge.
  • Klein, C., & Hohwy, J. (2015). Variability, convergence and dimensions of consciousness. In M. Overgaard (Ed.), Behavioural Methods in Consciousness (pp. 249-264). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Hilbert, D., & Klein, C. (2014). Commentary on "Pautz, A. (2014). The real trouble for phenomenal externalists." In R. Brown (Ed.), Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and the Nature of Experience (pp. 299-306). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Hilbert, D., & Klein, C. (2014). No problem. In R. Brown (Ed.), Consciousness Inside and Out: Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and the Nature of Experience (pp. 299-306). Houten, The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Klein, C. (2014). Psychological explanation, ontological commitment, and the semantic view of theories. In M. Sprevak & J. Kallestrup (Eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Mind (pp. 208-225). New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Mole, C., & Klein, C. (2010). Confirmation, refutation and the evidence of fMRI. In M. Bunzl, & S. José Hanson (Eds.), Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping (pp. 99-112). Cambridge, USA: MIT Press.

Periodicals

  • Carlson, T., Goddard, E., Kaplan, D.M., Klein, C., & Ritchie, J.B. (In Press). Ghosts in machine learning for cognitive neuroscience: Moving from data to theory. NeuroImage. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.019
  • Goddard, E., Klein, C., Solomon, S.G., Hogendoorn, H., & Carlson, T.A. (In Press). Interpreting the dimensions of neural feature representations revealed by dimensionality reduction. NeuroImage. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.068
  • Isserow, J., & Klein, C. (In Press). Hypocrisy and Moral Authority. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy.
  • Janssen, A., Klein, C., & Slors, M. (2017). What is a cognitive ontology, anyway? [Special Issue]. Philosophical Explorations, 20(2), 123-128. doi:10.1080/13869795.2017.1312496
  • Klein, C. (2017). Consciousness, intention, and command-following in the vegetative state. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 68(1), 27-54. doi:10.1093/bjps/axv012
  • Klein, C. (2017). Brain regions as difference-makers. Philosophical Psychology, 30(1-2), 1-20. doi:10.1080/09515089.2016.1253053
  • Ritchie, J.B., Kaplan, D.M., & Klein, C. (In Press). Decoding the brain: Neural representation and the limits of multivariate pattern analysis in cognitive neuroscience. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. doi:10.1101/127233
  • Barron, A.B., & Klein, C. (2016). What insects can tell us about the origins of consciousness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 113(18), 4900-4908. doi:10.1073/pnas.1520084113
  • Klein, C. (2016). Pain, care, and the body: A response to de Vignemont. Australasian Journal of Philosophy. doi:10.1080/00048402.2016.1251478
  • Klein, C. (2016). What do predictive coders want? Synthese. doi:10.1007/s11229-016-1250-6
  • Klein, C., & Barron, A.B. (2016). Reply to Adamo, Key et al., and Schilling and Cruse: Crawling around the hard problem of consciousness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 113(27), E3814-E3815. doi:10.1073/pnas.1607409113
  • Klein, C., & Barron, A.B. (2016). Insects have the capacity for subjective experience. Animal Sentience, 1(9), 1-19.
  • Martínez, M., & Klein, C. (2016). Pain signals are predominantly imperative. Biology & Philosophy, 31(2), 283-298. doi:10.1007/s10539-015-9514-y
  • Klein, C. (2015). What pain asymbolia really shows. Mind, 124(494), 493-516. doi:10.1093/mind/fzu185
  • Klein, C. (2015). The brain at rest: What it is doing and why that matters. Philosophy of Science, 81(5), 974-985. doi:10.1086/677692
  • Klein, C. (2015). Review of "Uttal, W.R. (2012) Reliablity in cognitive neuroscience: A meta-meta-analysis". Philosophical Psychology, 28(4), 606-609. doi:10.1080/09515089.2013.838818
  • Klein, C. (2015). Olympia and other o-machines. Philosophia, 43(4), 925-931. doi:10.1007/s11406-015-9613-7
  • Klein, C. (2014). The penumbral theory of masochistic pleasure. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 5(1), 41-55. doi:10.1007/s13164-013-0169-9
  • Klein, C. (2014). Review of "Silva, A.J., Landreth, A., & Bickle, J. Engineering the next revolution in neuroscience: The new science of experiment planning". Philosophy of Science, 81(3), 486-489.
  • Klein, C. (2013). Multiple realizability and the semantic view of theories. Philosophical Studies, 163(3), 683-695. doi:10.1007/s11098-011-9839-6
  • Klein, C. (2013). Review of "Schulman, R.G. (2013). Brain imaging: What it can (and cannot) tell us about consciousness". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. [Link]
  • Klein, C. (2012). Imperatives, phantom pains, and hallucination by presupposition. Philosophical Psychology, 25(6), 917-928. doi:10.1080/09515089.2011.625121
  • Klein, C. (2012). Cognitive ontologies and region- versus network-oriented analyses. Philosophy of Science, 79(5), 952-960.
  • Klein, C. (2012). Review of "Craver, C.F. (2007) Explaining the brain: Mechanisms and the mosaic unity of neuroscience". Mind, 121(481), 165-169.
  • Klein, C. (2012). Two paradigms for individuating implementations. Journal of Cognitive Science, 13(2), 167-179.
  • Klein, E., & Klein, C. (2012). Did the Chinese have a change of heart? Cognitive Science, 36(2), 179–182. doi:10.1111/j.1551-6709.2011.01231.x

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Klein, C. (2016, November). Delusions and conspiracy theories: Cognitive neuroscience meets corpus analysis. Paper presented at the Neurotics: When Neuroscience meets Society Symposium, 6th Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference (ACNS), Shoal Bay, Australia.
  • Klein, C. (2015, June). Coordinating cognitive ontologies: Lessons and challenges for the study of cognition. Colloquium at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Duke University, Durham, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2015, May). Coordinating cognitive ontologies: Lessons and challenges for the study of cognition. Colloquium at the Monash University, Melbourne.
  • Klein, C. (2015, April). Processes and capacities in the study of cogniitve control. Colloquium at the Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Klein, C. (2015, April). Processes and capacities in the study of cogniitve control. Colloquium at the University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Klein, C. (2015, April). Olympia and other O-machines. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Klein, C. (2015, February). Coordinating cognitive ontologies: Lessons and challenges for the study of cognition. Colloquium at the Berlin Cognitive Ontology Workshop, Berlin, Germany.
  • Klein, C., & Ritchie, J.B. (2014, December). Mental representation and decoding metods in cognitive neuroscience. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Melbourne.
  • Klein, C. (2014, November). Mental representation and decoding metods in cognitive neuroscience. Colloquium at the Perception in Action Lab Meeting, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Klein, C. (2014, November). Brain regions as difference-makers. Colloquium at the 24th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Chicago, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2014, October). Brain regions as difference-makers. Colloquium at the School of Humanities and Languages Seminar, The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Klein, C. (2014, October). Brain regions as difference-makers. Colloquium at the Wollongong University, Wollongong.
  • Klein, C. (2014, September). Brain regions as difference-makers. Colloquium at the Department of Philosophy Colloquium, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Klein, C., & Isserow, J. (2014, September). Hypocrisy and moral authority. Colloquium at the School of Philosophy, The Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Klein, C. (2014, June). Mechanisms and resources. Paper presented at the Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Kioloa.
  • Klein, C., & Martinez, M. (2014, April). Naturalism and degrees of pain. Paper presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2013, October). Brain regions as difference-makers. Colloquium at the University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Klein, C. (2013, October). Brain regions as difference-makers. Colloquium at the Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Klein, C. (2013, October). Brain regions as difference-makers. Colloquium at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Klein, C. (2013, August). What is your brain doing when you are not doing anything? Colloquium at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
  • Klein, C. (2013, July). What is your brain doing when you are not doing anything? Paper presented at the Australasian Association for Philosophy Conference, Brisbane.
  • Klein, C. (2013, July). A penumbral theory of masochistic pleasure. Colloquium at the Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Klein, C. (2013, July). What is your brain doing when you are not doing anything? Paper presented at the Australasian Association for Philosophy Conference, Brisbane.
  • Klein, C. (2013, June). What is your brain doing when you are not doing anything? Colloquium at the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Klein, C. (2013, March). Brain imaging, the vegetative state, and cryptic consciousness. Colloquium at the Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Klein, C. (2013, February). Brain imaging, the vegetative state, and cryptic consciousness. Colloquium at the Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Klein, C. (2012, November). Rest: What it is and why it matters. Paper presented at the 23rd Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, San Diego, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2012, May). What pain asymbolia really shows. Colloquium at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
  • Klein, C. (2012, March). Neuroimaging without neural localization. Colloquium at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2012, March). Neuroimaging without neural localization. Colloquium at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign META Group, Champaign, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2012, March). Putting the 'social' back in philosophy of psychology. Colloquium at the Cognitive Brown Bags, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2011, November). Neuroimaging without neural localization. Colloquium at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2011, April). Against scientific levels: The problem of within-theory abstraction. Paper presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA): Pacific Division, San Diego, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2011, April). Comments on 'moral theorizing on the ground'. Invited presentation given at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA): Pacific Division, San Diego, USA.
  • Klein, C. (2011, April). Neuroimaging and cognitive ontologies: Co-option or co-evolution? Paper presented at the "Imaging the Mind?" Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Klein, C. (2011, January). Neuroimaging without neural localization. Colloquium at the Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.

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