Eric Schwitzgebel is an American philosopher. His faculty page at U. C. Riverside says that he got his doctorate at U.C. Berkeley, in 1997. There we read his areas of concentration are
philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, moral psychology, classical Chinese philosophy, epistemology, metaphilosophy, and metaphysics.
His Perplexities of Consciousness (2011) illustrates the brave skepticism of Schwitzgebel's thinking. A small instance therein is his questioning whether "a cat behind a picket fence “look[s] like several cat slices."
His father, Kirkland R. Gable, who died recently, (January 18, 2015), was possibly the source of Eric Schwitzgebel's love for tough questions. Of his father Eric Schwitzgabel recalls
Kirkland R. Gable (born Ralph Schwitzgebel)... was a beloved psychology professor at California Lutheran University.....As a graduate student and then assistant professor at Harvard in the 1960s and 1970s, he shared the idealism of his mentors Timothy Leary and B.F. Skinner, who thought that through understanding the human mind we can transform and radically improve the human condition...
There is a lengthy and informative bibliography available. which lists Eric Schwitzgebel's science fiction as well as philosophical research.