Dr Maleeh
Dr Maleeh
Honorary Research Fellow
Contact Details:
Email: r.maleeh@uq.edu.au 
2005-2008   PhD in Cognitive Science
Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Supervisor: Professor Dr Achim Stephan
Dissertation Title:The Conscious Mind Revisited: an Informational Approach to the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Grade: summa cum laude
2001-2004   Master of Arts in Philosophy of Science
Department of Philosophy of Science, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 
Supervisor: Associate Professor Afshin Shafiee
Dissertation Title: An Explanatory Study of Common Cause Principle in Bell Correlations
Grade: 3.56/4
Research interests:
  • Developing pragmatic information as a Unified Theory of Information (UTI)
  • Information-theoretic approaches to the theories of the relationship of mind and matter
  • Pragmatism and its application to philosophy of mind and philosophy of quantum mechanics
Current research project:
Developing pragmatic information as a Unified Theory of Information (UTI).
Selected recent publications:
Journal Articles:
  • Maleeh, R.; Stephan, A. (2015). Consciousness: Emergent and Real. Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, 6(3), 486-491. DOI: 10.4453/rifp.2015.0047.
  • Maleeh, R. (2015). Mind, Matter, Information and Quantum Interpretations. Information, 6, 314-388. DOI: 10.3390/info6030314
  • Maleeh, R. (2015). Minds, Brains and Programs: an Information-theoretic Approach. Mind and Matter, 13(1), 71-103.
  • Maleeh, R. (2014). Bohr’s Philosophy in the Light of Peircean Pragmatism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 46(1), 3-21. DOI: 10.1007/s10838-014-9274-4
  • Maleeh, R. (2014). Pragmatic Information as a Unifying Biological Concept. Information, 5(3), 451-478. DOI: 10.3390/info5030451
  • Maleeh, R.; Amani, P. (2013). Pragmatism, Bohr, and the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 27(4), 353–367. DOI: 10.1080/02698595.2013.868182
  • Maleeh, R.; Amani, P. (2012). Bohm’s Theory of the Relationship of Mind and Matter Revisited. Neuroquantology, 10 (2), 150-163. DOI: 10.14704/nq.2012.10.2.536
  • Maleeh, R.; Shojaiee, Z. (2012). Commonalities between Two Main Rival Approaches to the Problem of Irreversibility. Philosophical Investigations (in Farsi), 17, 57-95.
  • Maleeh, R.; Ashkari, A. (2011). The Trace of Pragmatism in Niels Bohr’s Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Philosophical Investigations (in Farsi), 15, 50-73.
  • Shafiee, A.; Maleeh, R. and Golshani, M. (2008). Common Cause and Contextual Realisation of Bell Correlation. Annals of Physics, 323, 432-443. DOI:10.1016/j.aop.2007.02.005
  • Safinejad, F.; Shafiee, A. and Maleeh, R. (2006). Bell’s Inequality and Contextual Information. International Journal of Quantum Information, 4 (4), 641-651. DOI: 10.1142/S0219749906002110
  • Shafiee, A.; Maleeh, R. (2005). Contextuality in the Spin Correlation of Two Entangled Particles. Kharazmi Journal of Chemistry (in Farsi), 1, 17-36.
Translated Books:
  • Maleeh, R. (translator from English to Farsi) (2008) Philosophy of Seyyed Hossein Nasr (by Nasr, S. H. (2001) Volume 28, edited by Lewis E. Hahn, Open Court, Library of Living Philosophers.) Tehran: Mehr Niyousha.
Edited and Annotated Books:
  • Kharazi, S.K. (translator from English to Farsi) (2012) Introducing Consciousness, A Graphic Guide (by Papineau, D. (2010), Icon Books), edited and annotated by R. Maleeh, Tehran: ICSS Publication.
Other Activities and Service:
Curriculums Designed:
  • PhD Program in “Philosophy of Mind” for the Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, 2009.
  • MA Program in “Religion & Media” for the Iran Broadcasting University (IRIBU), Tehran, 2006.
Graduate Students Supervised:
  • 2012 (Mohsen Gholami) Phenomenal Consciousness in Combinatory Natural-Artificial Systems: an Informational Approach; Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 (Afsaneh Ashkari) The Trace of Pragmatism in Bohr’s Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics; Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 (Zahra Shojaiee) A Study of Irreversibility in Chaotic and Thermodynamic Systems; Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 (Baha’din Sirous) Penrose-Hameroff Quantum Consciousness Criticized; Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 (Mansooreh Ghabdiyan) Probabilistic Causality in Ellery Eells’s Point of View; Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 (Esmail Dehghan) Testability and Falsifiability in Jungian Collective Unconscious; Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 (Ebrahim Alvandi) Modeling Emotions in Intelligent Agents; Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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