Chomsky and Moral Philosophy

Some experimental philosophers might be interested in "Chomsky and Moral Philosophy," a new paper I recently posted on SSRN. It will appear in the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to
Some experimental philosophers might be interested in "Chomsky and Moral Philosophy," a new paper I recently posted on SSRN. It will appear in the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to [More]

Negative Public Perceptions of Philosophical Research

Philosophy is not always perceived as well as philosophers would like. There are public discussions of whether philosophy has any value at all (The New York Times or The Chronicle of Higher
Philosophy is not always perceived as well as philosophers would like. There are public discussions of whether philosophy has any value at all (The New York Times or The Chronicle of Higher [More]

Knowledge of being manipulated does not affect moral responsibility. What?!

This past semester I was working with Fiery Cushman and an RA on some studies on manipulation and moral responsibility and we ended up with some findings that I'm completely puzzled by, so I thought
This past semester I was working with Fiery Cushman and an RA on some studies on manipulation and moral responsibility and we ended up with some findings that I'm completely puzzled by, so I thought [More]

Intuitive Resistance is the Mind-Killer

In a recent McSweeney’s article, Kyle York proposes some interesting takes on familiar ethical dilemmas with the potential to help reveal something truly fundamental about moral judgment. For
In a recent McSweeney’s article, Kyle York proposes some interesting takes on familiar ethical dilemmas with the potential to help reveal something truly fundamental about moral judgment. For [More]

Unifying morality's effect on non-moral cognition

At this point, it is pretty clear is that people’s moral judgments affect a surprisingly large number of their judgments that do not seem to be straightforwardly moral (e.g., belief, causation,
At this point, it is pretty clear is that people’s moral judgments affect a surprisingly large number of their judgments that do not seem to be straightforwardly moral (e.g., belief, causation, [More]

Does X-Phi need to assume Centrality?

In my new paper in Philosophical Studies, I explore recent arguments by Cappelen, Williamson, and Deutsch that intuitions are not used as evidence in philosophy. I argue that a rejection of
In my new paper in Philosophical Studies, I explore recent arguments by Cappelen, Williamson, and Deutsch that intuitions are not used as evidence in philosophy. I argue that a rejection of [More]

A Feminist Critique of Experimental Philosophy

In the first issue of the recently launched on-line open-access journal Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, there is a piece by Gaile Pohlhaus Jr. entitled, "Different Voices, Perfect Storms, and Asking
In the first issue of the recently launched on-line open-access journal Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, there is a piece by Gaile Pohlhaus Jr. entitled, "Different Voices, Perfect Storms, and Asking [More]

Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy

I am happy to announce a forthcoming new volume from the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series: A Companion to Experimental Philosophy. It is edited by Justin Sytsma and myself and features over
I am happy to announce a forthcoming new volume from the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series: A Companion to Experimental Philosophy. It is edited by Justin Sytsma and myself and features over [More]

To push or not to push? Should that be the question?

Over at The Dance of Reason (Sac State's Philosophy blog), Dan Weijers reports an interesting experiment involving variations on the usual trolley cases. In short, he finds that: (a) in his sample
Over at The Dance of Reason (Sac State's Philosophy blog), Dan Weijers reports an interesting experiment involving variations on the usual trolley cases. In short, he finds that: (a) in his sample [More]

On Normativity and Epistemic Intuitions

As some (hopefully many) of you know, several years ago I started an effort to systematically replicate diverse results from the experimental philosophy literature. That work produced two papers
As some (hopefully many) of you know, several years ago I started an effort to systematically replicate diverse results from the experimental philosophy literature. That work produced two papers [More]