Online Papers

Book in progress 

Samuels, R. Descartes’ Challenge: Flexibility and the Architecture of Cognition (Under contract with OUP)

Philosophical Psychopathology

Samuels, R. (Forthcoming) Delusions as a Natural Kind In Broome, M. & Bortolotti,  L. (eds.) Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives, OUP 

Cognitive Architecture

Samuels, R. (Forthcoming) The Magical Number Two, Plus or Minus: Dual process theory as a theory of cognitive kinds In Evans, J. & Frankish, K. (eds.) In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond, OUP.

Samuels, R. (Forthcoming) Classical Computationalism and the Many Problems of Cognitive Relevance Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 

Samuels, R (2006) Is the Mind Massively Modular? In Stainton, R. Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science, Blackwell. 

Samuels, R. (2005) The complexity of cognition: tractability arguments for massive modularity. In Carruthers, P. Laurence, S. & Stich S. (eds.) The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents. OUP. Pp. 107-121.


Samuels, R. (Forthcoming) Nativism In Symons, J. and Garzón F. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology, Routledge

Samuels, R. (2007) Is innateness a confused notion? In Carruthers, P. Laurence, S. & Stich S. (eds.) The Innate Mind: Foundations and the future, OUP.

Samuels, R. (2004) Innateness and Cognitive Science, Trends in Cognitive Sciences Vol. 8 issue 3.

Samuels R. (2002) Nativism in Cognitive Science. Mind and Language, 17, 3, 233-265.

Rationality & Empirical Theories of Reasoning

Samuels R., S. Stich and M. Bishop (2002) Ending the Rationality Wars: How To Make Disputes About Human Rationality Disappear. In R. Elio (ed.) Common Sense, Reasoning and Rationality. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 236-268.

Samuels, R and Stich S. (2003) Rationality and Psychology In A. Mele (ed.) Rationality Oxford Readings in Philosophy Series. New York: OUP. Pp. 279-300.

Samuels R., S. Stich, and L. Faucher (2004) Reason and Rationality. In Niiniluoto, M. Sintonen, & J. Wolenski Handbook of Epistemology. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Pp. 131-179.

Philosophy of Psychology: An Overview

Samuels, R. (2008) Psychology In Psillos S. and Curd M. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Science, Routledge.