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Professor, Philosophy
School of Humanities
Co-Director, Minor in Medical Humanities

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1997

Habilitation, University of Munich, 2002

Phone: (949) 824-3896
Email: s.bernecker@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
77 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 4555
Irvine, CA 92697

Memory: A Philosophical Study, Oxford University Press, 2010 hdk., 2012 pbk.

The Metaphysics of Memory, Dordrecht: Springer, 2008 hbk.

Reading Epistemology, Oxford: Blackwell, 2006 hbk. & pbk.


Medical Knowledge in a Social World, Synthese special issue, co-edited with Bennett Holman and Luciana Garbayo, in preparation.

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory, co-edited with Kourken Michaelian, London: Routledge, 2017 hbk.

The Routledge Companion to Epistemology, co-edited with Duncan Pritchard, London: Routledge, 2011 hbk., 2013 pbk.

Knowledge: Readings in Contemporary Epistemology, co-edited with Fred Dretske, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 pbk.


'Knowledge from Forgetting,' Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, (with T. Grundmann)

'A Causal Theory of Mnemonic Confabulation,' Frontiers in Psychology 8: 1207 (2017), 1-14

'How to Understanding the Extended Mind', Philosophical Issues 24 (2014), 1-23.

'Sensitivity, Safety, and Closure', Acta Analytica 27 (2012), 367-381.

'Kant on Spatial Orientation', European Journal of Philosophy 20 (2012), 519-533.

'Keeping Track of the Gettier Problem', Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 92 (2011), 127-152.

'Further Thoughts on Memory: Replies to Schechtman, Adams, and Goldberg', Philosophical Studies 153 (2011), 109-121.

'Precis of Memory: A Philosophical Study', Philosophical Studies 153 (2011), 61-64.

'Self-Knowledge and the Bounds of Authenticity', Erkenntnis 71 (2009), 107-21

'Agent Reliabilism and the Problem of Clairvoyance', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (2008), 164-172

'Remembering without Knowing', Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (2007), 137-156

'Kant zur moralischen Selbsterkenntnis', Kant-Studien 97 (2006), 163-183

'Prospects for Epistemic Compatibilism', Philosophical Studies 130 (2006), 81-104

'Memory and Externalism', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (2004), 605-632

'Psychophysische Gesetze und Supervenienz', Philosophia Naturalis 40 (2003), 207-225

'Skeptizismus, Naturalismus und Quine', Philosophisches Jahrbuch 110 (2003), 46-58

'Russell on Mnemic Causation', Principia 5 (2001), 149-185

'Knowing the World by Knowing One’s Mind', Synthese 123 (2000), 1-34

'Die Grenzen des Selbstwissens', Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung 51 (1997), 216-230

'Externalism and the Attitudinal Component of Self-Knowledge', Noûs 30 (1996), 262-275

'Davidson on First-Person Authority and Externalism', Inquiry 39 (1996), 121-139


'On the Blameworthiness of Forgetting,' forthcoming in New Directions in the Philosophy of Memory, D. Debus, D. Perrin, K. Michaelian (eds.), London: Routledge

'Reinholds linguistischer Schematismus', forthcoming in Proceedings of the 12. International Kant Congress: Nature and Freedom, V.L. Waibel and M. Ruffing (eds.), Berlin: de Gruyter.

'Extended Minds in Vats', in The Brain in a Vat, S.C. Goldberg (ed.), Cambridge 2016: Cambridge University Press, 54-72.

'Memory in Analytic Philosophy', in Memory: A History, D. Nikulin (ed.), Oxford 2015: Oxford University Press, 298-315.

'On the Metaphysics of Knowledge', in The New Desire for Metaphysics, ed. M. Gabriel, W. Hogrebe, and A. Speer, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015, 161-180.

'Visual Memory and the Bounds of Authenticity', in Mind, Language and Action, ed. D. Moyal-Sharrock, V. Munz, and A. Coliva, Berlin 2015: de Gruyter, 445-463.

'Triangular Externalism', in Blackwell Companion to Donald Davidson, ed. E. Lepore and K. Ludwig, Oxford 2013: Blackwell, 443-455.

'Reinholds Erkenntnistheorie des Dissens', in Wille, Willkür, Freiheit: Reinholds Freiheitskonzeption im Kontext der Philosophie des 18. Jahrhunderts, ed. V. Stolz, M. Bondeli and M. Heinz, Berlin 2012: de Gruyter, 453-469.

'Representationalism, First-Person Authority and Second-Order Knowledge', in Self-Knowledge, ed. A. Hatzimoysis, Oxford 2011: Oxford University Press, 33-52

'Reinhold's Road to Fichte: The Elementary-Philosophy of 1795/96', in Karl Leonhard Reinhold and the Enlightenment, ed. G. di Giovanni, Dordrecht 2010: Springer, 221-240

'Weshalb Wissen keinen spezifischen Wert hat', in Wissen und Werte, ed. G. Schönrich, Paderborn 2009: Mentis, 73-94

'Die Kausaltheorie der Wahrnehmung und der direkte Realismus", in Aktuelle Probleme der Philosophie der Wahrnehmung, ed. R. Schantz, Frankfurt/M. 2009: Ontos, 155-181

'Wider den Empirismus bezüglich Farbbegriffen', in Farben, ed. J. Steinbrenner and S. Glasauer, Frankfurt/M. 2007: Suhrkamp, 248-273

'Wissen zweiter Ordnung und Zombies', in Den eigenen Geist kennen, ed. A. Newen and G. Vosgerau, Paderborn 2005: Mentis, 119-134

'Rule-Following Made Easy', in Knowledge and Belief, ed. W. Löffler and P. Weingartner, Vienna 2004: öbv-hpt, 63-69

'Believing that you Know and Knowing that you Believe', in The Externalist Challenge, ed. R. Schantz, Berlin 2004: de Gruyter, 369-376

'Impliziert Erinnerung Wissen?', in Erkenntnistheorie, ed. T. Grundmann, Paderborn 2001: Mentis, 145-164

'Self-Knowledge and Closure', in Externalism and Self-Knowledge, ed. P. Ludlow and N. Martin, Stanford 1998: CSLI Publications, 333-349

'Radikale Interpretation und Skeptizismus', in Davidsons Philosophie des Mentalen, ed. W.R. Köhler, Paderborn 1997: Schöningh, 53-65
Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, 1995-96
Research Professor, Brazilian Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), 2000
Heisenberg Fellowship, German Research Council (DFG), 2004-06
Research Visit Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2010
Chancellor's Fellowship, UC Irvine, 2010-13
Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2011
Humboldt Professorship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2015
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