Todd Ganson

  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Chair of Philosophy


  • BA, University California Davis, 1992
  • MA, Cornell University, 1994
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1999


Todd Ganson's area of specialization is philosophy of perception. 

“The Senses as Signaling Systems,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming)

“Sensory Malfunctions, Limitations, and Trade-Offs,” Synthese (forthcoming)

“Aristotle on Perception as Representation,” forthcoming in a volume in the series Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

“On the Generality of Experience: A Reply to French and Gomes,” Philosophical Studies 173 (2016), 3223-3229 (with Neil Mehta)

“Burge’s Defense of Perceptual Content,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 88 (2014) (with Ben Bronner and Alex Kerr)

“Are Color Experiences Representational?,” Philosophical Studies 166 (2013), 1-20

“Visual Prominence and Representationalism,” Philosophical Studies 164 (2013), 405-418 (with Ben Bronner)

“Everyday Thinking about Bodily Sensations,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (2010), 523-34 (with 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


Todd Ganson publishes review of 'Representation in Cognitive Science'

August 27, 2021

Professor of Philosophy Todd Ganson has published a review of the book Representation in Cognitive Science in the journal Mind.


This Week in Photos: A Classy View

March 19, 2021

Professor Todd Ganson’s problems of philosophy class in the Peters Hall Language Lab serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.