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2022-12-09 13:00
Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati and University of the Basque Country The argument for why empathy makes us less, not more, impartial, biased, or objective is simple once the ground… Read More
2022-12-08 13:01
Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati and University of the Basque Country Given the differences I discussed in my last post between how we regard others and ourselves pre-reflectively (… Read More
2022-12-07 13:01
Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati and University of the Basque Country In my last post, I talked in general ways about how the creatures that we are determines our pre-reflective way… Read More
2022-12-06 13:01
Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati and University of the Basque Country Terminology: A first-person perspective contains three sub-perspectives: an agent perspective (how we view ours… Read More
2022-12-02 10:50
Jimmy Dean sings about JFK as commander of the PT-109 in WW2. At around 2:20 he says: ‘Now, who could guess, or who could possibly know, that this same man, named Kennedy, would be t… Read More
2022-12-01 10:20
Paderewski pictured in 1935 (Public Domain) Ignacy Jan Paderewski was famous both as pianist and the Prime Minister of Poland. Thus, it is easy to imagine that someone is familiar with hi… Read More
2022-11-30 10:19
Apple Fruit Fall – Free photo on Pixabay. Is it really possible to believe something while lacking the capacity to represent that belief? Intuitively, one could only believe that co… Read More
2022-11-29 10:41
What does reference consist in? In virtue of what does a speaker refer to one object rather than another by uttering something on a given occasion? Well, I think the answer to this question… Read More
2022-11-28 10:47
This is the first post in a series of five about my recent book, Talking About: An Intentionalist Theory of Reference (OUP, 2022). I will start things off by trying to convey the most ba… Read More
2022-10-11 17:22
(Caveat: for the sake of exposition, at times I articulate past views in slightly anachronistic terms; I do my best to capture the gist of what Alan Turing and others meant in terms that con… Read More
2022-08-31 13:00
Is it true that “Movement Matters” for learning? We focus on how people learn with manipulatives, which are physical objects that can be used to represent concepts. … Read More
2022-08-29 15:00
Consider the many ways you might teach a child to do something new, like how to turn off the faucet after they are done washing their hands. Perhaps you tell them to turn the knob to the rig… Read More
DSPNW At The Central APA This Week
2022-02-22 04:00
See the below announcement for an exciting author-meets-critics section at the Central APA this week, organized by the Deep South Philosophy of Neuroscience Workgroup! The post DSPNW at… Read More
2022-02-02 15:31
The distinction between innate and acquired traits is relevant to the long-standing debate between nativists and empiricists about whether knowledge (of concepts, of language, etc.) is pri… Read More
2022-02-01 19:25
Cite your sources and give them credit–it’s easier said than done. On one hand, it’s easy to encounter philosophy papers that fail to cite enough sources. It’s… Read More
2022-01-31 14:59
Although writing book reviews is not going to get anyone an academic job or promotion, book reviews provide a service to the community and can be worth the effort, particularly if you want… Read More
2022-01-10 12:00
We are thrilled to announce the second in our series of Brains Blog Roundtables, focusing on agency! Specifically exciting: this is our first co-hosted roundtable, with our friends at Pe… Read More
Neural Mechanisms Online, 2022!
2021-11-15 15:00
The Brains Blog, along with Neural Mechanisms Online, is thrilled to announce the schedule for Neural Mechanisms Online, 2022. As always, it will be a fantastic series of talks. He… Read More
Going Against The Grain Of Proportionality
2021-10-29 13:43
In Chapter 1 of Causation with a Human Face, James Woodward articulates the metaphilosophical outlook on causation that gives his book its title. He tells us that his aim is to articulate… Read More
2021-10-29 13:36
James Woodward’s Causation with a Human Face defends three methodological proposals: (I) The empirical study of causal reasoning can fruitfully inform the philosophical ana… Read More
2021-10-29 10:10
The notion of  proportionality was introduced into the philosophical literature by Yablo 1992. To use one of his examples, consider a pigeon, Sophie, who has been trained to… Read More
2021-10-28 16:42
In the previous post I claimed that assumptions about invariance play a substantial role in causal judgment and reasoning. In this post I focus on some experimental  and theoreti… Read More
2021-10-27 14:20
I am very pleased to contribute to this symposium on Causation with a Human Face (CHF). My commentary concerns chapter 6 of CHF, which uses the notion of invariance to shed light on variou… Read More
2021-10-01 14:12
Dustin Stokes Again I want to thank Becko, Jonna, and John. I truly respect their research and it’s flattering that they each took the time to read the book and offer such insight… Read More
Becko Copenhaver: Comments On Stokes
2021-09-28 15:08
Becko Copenhaver Washington University, St. Louis “We are, all of us, potential perceptual experts.”  (Dustin Stokes, Thinking and Perceiving, p. 234) I&rsquo&hellip…Read More
2021-09-27 15:36
Dustin Stokes-University of Utah [email protected] The broad, probably overly ambitious, agenda of the book is to shift scientific and philosophical theories of perception a… Read More
SSPP 2022 Submission Deadline Approaching
2021-09-23 15:16
The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology will be held in Mobile, AL from March 31-April 2. SSPP meetings feature concurrent programs in Philosophy and Psychology, as well as plen… Read More
Invitation For Open-access Symposia
2021-08-30 11:00
At Brains, we have been holding symposia that showcase recent and forthcoming articles in philosophy of mind and cognitive science appearing in open-access journal, Ergo. I am excited to a… Read More
Writing The Misinformation Age
2021-06-22 12:00
Thank you to Nick and his co-editors for inviting us to contribute to this symposium on writing books for general audiences!  We have both written several books, and one of us –… Read More
CFA: Prudence And Politics (MANCEPT)
2021-05-10 13:04
Call for Abstracts – MANCEPT 2021 Prudence and Politics Convenor: Marcus Arvan (University of Tampa) Considerations of prudence plausibly underlie a number of important poli… Read More

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