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Research (http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/11778/) suggests that...

1. People who get PhDs in #philosophy are far more reflective than others.
2. Less reflective reasoning is associated with believing that a god exists, that scientific theories don't describe reality, and some other stuff — even among people with PhDs in philosophy.

#reasoning #criticalThinking #edu #higherEd #religion #xPhi #cogSci #cognitiveScience #gradSchool #psychology #science #intuition
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“Epistemic Closure in Folk #Epistemology” (Another #MindsOnline paper that will be published):
#philosophy #cogSci
Below are published papers that were featured — in an earlier form — as contributed papers or invited commentaries in a previous Minds Online conference. Minds Online’s contributed papers receive invited comments from leading scholars. Invited commenters read the paper well in advance of the conference and write up comments before the conference begins. Having these … Continue reading Published Papers
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Do I know anyone who's been to “Poznań Reasoning Week” #conference? I'd love to hear about your experience.
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Today I am discussing recent controversy about the #implicitAssociationTest with some other researchers:
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This week, I'm talking about implicit bias with some other philosophers over at The Brains Blog. I'm including my portion of the discussion below.
This week, I'm talking about implicit bias with some other philosophers over at The Brains Blog. I'm including my portion of the discussion below.
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The book that single-handedly reinvigorated my interest in #ethics.
Michael Bishop is a philosopher at Florida State University. He wrote, with J.D. Trout, Epistemology and the Psychology ofHuman Judgment (Oxford, 2005). And more recently he’s written The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy an...
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Methamphetamine use is on the rise (Drug Enforcement Administration 2015). And so are crystal-meth-related drug convictions (see “State Sentencing…”). So what do we know about crystal meth? In particular, what does cognitive science tell us about crystal…
Methamphetamine use is on the rise (Drug Enforcement Administration 2015). And so are crystal-meth-related drug convictions (see "State Sentencing..."). So
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“Call for Abstracts: 3rd Annual Theistic #Ethics Workshop”
Presenters full reimbursed for travel.
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Call for Abstracts 3rd Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop. College of William and Mary October 5-7, 2017. Confirmed Speakers: Laura Ekstrom (College of William and Mary) Dan Moller (University of Maryland) Mark Murphy (Georgetown University) Mark Schroeder (University of Southern California)
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I've got a bunch of abstracts of working papers on Academia.edu. Some say I should remove them. Thoughts?
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Another #MindsOnline paper published: “Pragmatic Development and the False Belief Task”. See the growing list:
Below are published papers that were featured — in an earlier form — as contributed papers or invited commentaries in a previous Minds Online conference. Minds Online’s contributed papers receive invited comments from leading scholars. Invited commenters read the paper well in advance of the conference and write up comments before the conference begins. Having these … Continue reading Published Papers
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If we aren't vigilant, then the unacceptable can become acceptable: Bragging about sexual assault can become mere "locker room talk", unjust oppression can be rebranded as "law and order", woeful duplicitousness can be mistaken for "telling it like it is", trust-funded babies can call themselves "self-made", and whiny Tweets can be dubbed "strong leadership."

THIS is why #thisIsNotNormal and #notMyPresident are important.
The "normalization" of Trump creates problems, but it’s not clear what we can do to avoid it.
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A: You're not Freudian?
B: No.
A: Why not?
B: I'm don't know. I guess I'm just unconsciously disposed to—
A: Sounds Freudian.

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Cognitive Scientist. Florida State University.
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  • Florida State University
    Philosophy, 2014 - present
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Philosophy, 2012 - 2014
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
    Philosophy, 2005 - 2009