Department Chair:
Katherine Thomson-Jones

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8390
Fax: 440 775 8084

King Buiding 105
10 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Todd Ganson

Todd Ganson


Contact Information


King Building 120C
(440) 775-8395

Personal Office Hours:
F 12:30 - 1:20 in the Commons Area of the Science Center or by appointment

Todd Ganson

Todd Ganson

Educational Background

  • 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.

Personal website:

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.