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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
Introduction
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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