In a Mirror, Darkly: Does Superstition Reflect Rationality? – PowerPoint presentation of the talk I gave at APRU, Goldsmiths, London on February 6th, 2007
What is this thing called superstition? – PowerPoint presentation of the Brown Bag talk I gave at the KLI on October 15th, 2007.
Superstition as science – PowerPoint presentation I gave at Trondheim University on January 22nd, 2008.
Bounded rationality, biases and superstitions – PowerPoint presentation I gave at Trondheim University on January 23rd, 2008.
Racjonalność ograniczona, błędy systematyczne i przesądy – Polish language version of the “Bounded rationality, biases and superstitions” talk, given at the Polish Cognitivist Society conference in Poznan on April 18th, 2008.
Heuristics, naturalism and pragmatism – talk given at the Naturalism and Pragmatism Workshop in Tilburg, Holland, on May 9th, 2008.
Arguing with limited beings (us, that is) – talk given at the Argumentation as a Cognitive Process meeting in Torun, Poland, on May 16th, 2008.
In a mirror, darkly: does superstition reflect rationality? (off-site) – paper published in the Skeptical Inquirer July-August 2008 issue.
Przesądy jako nauka – the much-altered Polish-language version of “Superstition as science”. Given on September 19th, 2008 at the Polish Philosophical Congress in Warsaw.
Ewolucja, twórcze zakorzenienie i granice racjonalności – PowerPoint slides for the talk I gave in Polish at my own uni on March 26th, 2009. The English-language title would be “Evolution, generative entrenchment and the bounds of rationality”.
The fixation of superstitious beliefs – Long version of the article (in pdf), to be published in Teorema.
Religions exapt supernatural beliefs – A version of the talk on the relation between Boyer and D.S. Wilson accounts of religion presented on August 26th, 2009 at the International Congress for the Psychology of Religion in Vienna.
Superstitions, ideologies, and religions, too – Another version of the Boyer/DS Wilson talk. Given to the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre people on September 17th, 2009 and at the Loose Ends in the Cognitive Study of Religion and Culture conference in Brno on November 7th, 2009.
Desirability of religion and the non-cognitive functions of misbeliefs – talk given at the Knowledge, Value and Evolution conference in Prague on November 25th, 2009.
Desirability of religion and the non-cognitive functions of misbeliefs – version given at the Philosophy Department of the Central European University on February 9th, 2010.
Effective untestability and bounded rationality help in seeing religion as adaptive misbelief – commentary to Ryan McKay and Dan Dennett article in Behavioral & Brain Sciences 32.6.
Evolution, cognition and value: ingredients for a naturalist philosophy – draft version of an article to be published in Juraj Hvorecky & Tomas Hribek (eds.) Knowledge, Value, Evolution (London: College Publishing)
Explaining the magic/religion distinction using a dual inheritance model – talk given to the Religion, Cognition and Culture group in Aarhus, Denmark on May 22nd, 2010.
Dual inheritance explains distinction between magic & religion and their co-occurence – talk given at the Explaining Religion meeting in Bristol on September 2nd, 2010.
Expected utility is always used as a heuristic – talk given at the Economics and Naturalism: Kazimierz Naturalism Workshop 2010 on September 14th, 2010.
Religious discourse as social coordination of goals – talk given at the Language as Social Coordination: An Evolutionary Perspective conference in Warsaw on September 18th, 2010.
Coordinating the transfer of information – plenary talk with John Collier at the Language as Social Coordination: An Evolutionary Perspective confence in Warsaw on September 18th, 2010.
Secularisation and the Dual Inheritance Model of Religion – talk given at the 9th ISORECEA conference in Brno on December 17th, 2010.
Epistemic vigilance, reasoning and religion – talk given at the University of Arizona in Tucson on March 21st, 2011, and at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on March 23rd, 2011.
For God and Country, not necessarily for Truth – talk given at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on March 24th, 2011.
For God and Country, not necessarily for Truth: The noncognitive function of superempirical beliefs – draft version of article I submitted for publication in June 2011.
Epistemic vigilance, reasoning and religion – poster for CogSci 2011 meeting in Boston.