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Jesse Prinz is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. However, he lives in Chapel Hill and is a Research Professor here in the Chapel Hill Philosophy Department, where he continues to work closely with graduate students and serve on thesis committees. Prinz has research interests in cognitive science, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of language, moral psychology, and aesthetics. His first three books are: Furnishing the Mind: Concepts and Their Perceptual Basis (MIT: 2002), Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion (OUP: 2004), and The Emotional Construction of Morals (OUP: 2007).  He also has two forthcoming titles:Beyond Human Nature (London: Penguin; New York: Norton) and The Conscious Brain (Oxford).  He has published numerous articles on concepts, emotions, morals, consciousness, and other topics.