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Review of Epistemology and Emotions

July 9, 2010


My review of Epistemology and Emotions edited by Brun, Doguoglu and Kuenzle is now out in the most recent issue of International Studies in Philosophy of Science. While not definitive, the volume is quite interesting and makes a number of valuable points. I spend much of my review, however, picking apart an article by Peter […]

The Evolution, Cooperation and Rationality meeting

September 22, 2009


I have to say that I am a little disappointed with the conference in Bristol. I guess I had very high expectations, which the conference only partially managed to satisfy (it was still quite a valuable meeting for me, nonetheless). I will start by focussing on the highlights before moving on to what I found […]

Philosophy for science in use

August 26, 2009


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 […]

Fixation in Teorema

June 12, 2009


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


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


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


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 […]

Journal of Mind Theory

February 21, 2009


Ricardo Sanz, who is working on autonomous systems at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, is working on putting together a new journal to be called Journal of Mind Theory. The focus of this publication is to be on formal theories of mind. While in Madrid last year I had a chat with him about this […]

Does religion make us smart?

November 2, 2008


Christophe Heintz, a friend of mine from the KLI, has an interesting post concerning institutions that make us smart on the cognition and culture blog: Evolutionary psychologists are mainly attacked for underestimating or ignoring the plasticity of the mind: they seem to underplay the role and extent of learning. To my knowledge, they are much […]

After the Pragmatism and Naturalism workshop

May 12, 2008


I came back on the weekend from the Pragmatism and Naturalism workshop in Tilburg, Holland. Huw Price was the main speaker and it seemed like every second talk was about the Canberra Plan in one way or another, with Frank Jackson’s From Ethics to Metaphysics being mentioned almost more often than Huw’s work. Given the […]