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Philosophy for science in use

August 26, 2009

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I have been accepted to present a paper or poster (the acceptance information is ambiguous) at the ESF conference in Sweden at the end of next month – 28.09-02.10. A big bonus for me is that Tim Kenyon, with whom I was at graduate school in Canada, is also slated to attend. Here’s the abstract […]

After Supersense

August 17, 2009

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I had originally intended to blog my way through my reading of Bruce Hood’s Supersense book. I ended up not doing this for several reasons. The first is just a complete lack of the time to do so. The second, and much more substantive, is that the book largely runs over territory that I have […]

Again, the Evolution of Misbelief

July 30, 2009

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A while ago I wrote a post commenting on an e-article by Ryan McKay and Dan Dennett. Since that time Ryan and Dan have, as I expected, put a lot of work into that thing and it is now about to be published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  Ever since I was introduced to that […]

Fixation in Teorema

June 12, 2009

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The long version of “Fixation of superstitious beliefs” should be coming out in Teorema relatively soon. It develops the ideas contained in the short version that I put on this blog a while ago. I’m linking to a draft version of the long article in pdf format: My aim in this paper is to sketch […]

Before Supersense – Supersense and Simon’s scissors

May 6, 2009

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As I write this I am on the train to Lublin, where I teach. For the last couple of weeks I have been carrying around in my bag a particular book that I had been very much looking forward to reading for quite a while – Bruce Hood’s Supersense. As it is, however, I have […]

Abstract for Bristol

March 28, 2009

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Here is the text of the abstract I sent to Bristol. Can’t say that I’m altogether happy with it but I hope that it will be accepted and that I will improve upon it before presenting. I would have tried to do more with it but I am sorely lacking in time right now. Evolution, […]

Heuristics, induction and evolution, oh my!

March 27, 2009

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Gave a talk yesterday at my department in Lublin. The talk was on the connection between the boundedness of human reasoning, its evolutionary roots and the problem of induction.  It’s title, in English, was “Evolution, generative entrenchment and the bounds of rationality” (in Polish: Ewolucja, twórcze zakorzenienie i granice racjonalności). Basically, it was an extended […]