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Philosophy educator

Robert Neil McCauley, American philosophy educator. Danforth fellow, 1974; Mistress Giles Whiting Foundation fellow, 1978; Council for Philosophical Studies summer fellow, 1981; American Council Learned Societies study fellow, 1982, 2004; National Endowment of the Humanities summer fellow, 1990; Lilly Endowment awardee, 1985; British Academy Networks grantee, Overseas Project Leader, 2000-2004.


McCauley, Robert Neil was born on June 1, 1952 in Gassaway, West Virginia, United States. Son of Leland Mason and Edna Muriel (Hurst) McCauley.


Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1974. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1979.


Assistant professor philosophy University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, 1979-1983, Emory University, Atlanta, 1983-1989, associate professor, 1989-1997, Massee-Martin/National Endowment for Humanities distinguished teaching professor, 1994-1998, professor, since 1997, director Center for Teaching and Curriculum, 2001—2004, William Rand Kenan Junior university professor, since 2005. Director Center Mind, Brain & Culture, since 2008. Advisory board Emory Cognition Project, since 1984, Institute Cognition and Culture, since 2004.



Member American Philosophical Association, Philosophy of Science Association, Southern Society Philosophy and Psychology (program chairman 1991-1992, executive committee 1992-1995), Society for Philosophy and Psychology (executive committee 1991-1994, program chairman 1995, president 1997-1998), Georgia Philosophical Society (president 1989-1990), North America Association for Study Religion, Science Society Study of Religion, International Association for Cognitive Science of Religion (executive committee since 2006, president since 2010).


Married Dorinda Lee Conklin, June 14, 1975. 1 child, Ellen Amanda.

Leland Mason McCauley

Edna Muriel (Hurst) McCauley

Dorinda Lee Conklin

Ellen Amanda McCauley