Professor Rollins is the author of Mental Imagery: On the Limits of Cognitive Science and co-editor of Begetting Images: Studies in the Art and Science of Symbol Production. He is editor of Danto and His Critics, and is currently at work on a book on perception and pictorial art.. His focus in these works is on the nature of mental representation and the foundations of cognitive science. He has published articles on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and aesthetics, which are his primary teaching interests. His current research is on perception.
The Strategic Eye: Perception and Pictorial Art (in process)
Arthur Danto and His Critics ed. M. Rollins, Basil Blackwell, 1993
Mental Imagery: On the Limits of Cognitive Science. Yale University Press, 1989 Paperbound edition, January 1992.
Begetting Images: Studies in the Art and Science of Symbol Production. eds. M. Rollins and M. Campbell, Peter Lang 1989
Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University, spring and summer 1990
Institute on Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, summer 1990
Institute for Theory of Knowledge, Council for Philosophical Studies and NEH, Boulder, Colorado, summer 1986
Principal director, James S McDonnell Foundation Grant ($17,000) in support of a conference, “Representation, Realism, and Research,” Heyman Center for Humanities, Columbia University, New York, 1988
Washington University Faculty Summer Research Grants (approximately $5000 each) 1988, 1989,1990, 1992 (partial)
William T. Kemper Foundation Faculty Award (approximately $5000 each) 1995, 2001
David K Siff Award in Philosophy of Science, Columbia University, 1978 First Prize, John Dewey Foundation National Essay Project ($1000) 1979