Janette Dinishak

TitleAssistant Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentPhilosophy Department
OfficeCowell Faculty Annex Room 105
Office HoursWinter 2018: Thursdays 11:30am-1:00pm and by appointment
Campus Mail StopCowell Academic Services
Janette Dinishak

Research Interests

Philosophy and history of psychology and psychiatry (especially autism), Wittgenstein, philosophy of mind, disability, and ethical theory

Selected Publications

2016. The Deficit View and Its Critics. Disability Studies Quarterly 36 (4). http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/5236/4475

2016. On social feedback loops and cascading effects in autism: A commentary on Warlaumont et al. (2014). (with Nameera Akhtar, Vikram Jaswal, and Christine Stephan). In Psychological Science 27 (11): 1528-1530

2016. Philosophy of Psychology. (with Nico Orlandi). In McIntyre, L. and Rosenberg, A. (Eds.). Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science. Routledge, pp. 408-420

2016. Empathy, Like-mindedness, and Autism. In Risjord, M. (Ed.). Normativity and Naturalism in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Routledge, pp. 113-134

2014. “Blind” to the Obvious: Wittgenstein and Köhler on the obvious and the hidden In History of the Human Sciences 27 (4): 59-76

2013. Wittgenstein on the Place of the Concept ‘Noticing an Aspect’. In Philosophical Investigations 36(4): 320-339

2013. (with Nameera Akhtar) A critical examination of mindblindness as a metaphor for autism. In Child Development Perspectives 7(2): 110-114

Courses Taught

PHIL 11: Intro to Philosophy
PHIL 22: Intro to Ethical Theory
PHIL 80S: The Nature of Science
PHIL 124: Other Minds
PHIL 140: History of Ethics
PHIL 233: Aspect-Perception
PHIL 190: Philosophy and Psychiatry
PHIL 190: Wittgenstein
PHIL 203: Autism
PHIL 135: Philosophy of Psychology