• Professor of Philosophy
  • King Building 120C
  • 440-775-8395
  • F 12:30 - 1:20 in the Commons Area of the Science Center or by appointment


  • Bachelor of Arts, University California Davis, 1992
  • Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1994
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1999


Mr. Ganson's publications and ongoing research are focused on fundamental concepts of folk psychology and cognitive science, especially sensation, perception, attention, belief, and desire.

Select recent publications

"Are Color Experiences Representational?," Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)

"Burge's Defense of Perceptual Content," Philosophy & Phenomenological Research (forthcoming) (w/Ben Bronner and Alex Kerr)

"Visual Prominence and Representationalism," Philosophical Studies (forthcoming) (w/Ben Bronner)

"Everyday Thinking about Bodily Sensations," Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (2010), 523-534. (w/Dorit Ganson)

"The Rational/Non-Rational Distinction in Plato's Republic," Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXXVI (2009), 179-197.

"Reid's Rejection of Intentionalism," Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy IV (2008), 245-263.

"The Platonic Approach to Sense-Perception," History of Philosophy Quarterly 22 (2005), 1-15.

Before coming to Oberlin Mr. Ganson taught at Cornell University and Yale University.