I'm Ben Phillips. I'm an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at Arizona State University. My research focuses on various issues in moral psychology,  cognitive science, and philosophy of mind.  


2023, Normative Dehumanization and The Ordinary Concept of a True Human. Forthcoming in Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology (for special issue on dehumanization, edited by Alexander Landry & Katrina Fincher)

2022, Shared Intentionality and the Representation of Groups; or, How To Build a Socially Adept Robot. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

2022, Entitativity and Implicit Measures of Social Cognition. Mind & Language, 37(5), 1030–1047.

2022, “They’re Not True Humans”: Beliefs About Moral Character Drive Denials of Humanity. Cognitive Science, 46(2), e13089.

2022, The Roots of Racial Categorization. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 13, 151–175. ­­­

2021, Seeing Seeing. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 102(1), 24–43.

2019, The Evolution and Development of Visual Perspective Taking. Mind & Language,  34(2), 183–204.

2019, The Shifting Border Between Perception and Cognition. Noûs, 53(2), 316–346. 

2017, Inscrutability and Visual Objects. Synthese , 194(8), 2949–2971.

2016, Contextualism About Object-Seeing. Philosophical Studies, 173(9), 2377–2396.

2014, Indirect Representation and the Self-Representational Theory of Consciousness. Philosophical Studies, 167(2), 273–290.

2012, Modified Occam’s Razor. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 90(2), 371–382.