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]

A Response to Critiques of Cushman's and My Work on Philosophers' Susceptibility to Order Effects

The order in which moral dilemmas are presented matters to people's judgments and can substantially influence later judgments about abstract moral principles. This is true even among professional
The order in which moral dilemmas are presented matters to people's judgments and can substantially influence later judgments about abstract moral principles. This is true even among professional [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]

Life during the culture wars

Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Our political Manichaeism Throughout his recent book Moral Tribes (2013), American psychologist and experimental philosopher Joshua Greene portrays a
Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Our political Manichaeism Throughout his recent book Moral Tribes (2013), American psychologist and experimental philosopher Joshua Greene portrays a [More]

Amnesty International and the prostitution debate

Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Over the past month, there has been much debate about an ongoing process within Amnesty International to establish a new policy on prostitution. Amnesty’s
Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Over the past month, there has been much debate about an ongoing process within Amnesty International to establish a new policy on prostitution. Amnesty’s [More]

New Study: No Difference in Gettier Intuition Across Cultures

Within the more metaphilosophically-oriented literature on experimental philosophy, there has been a great deal of discussion of the philosophical implications of cross-cultural differences in
Within the more metaphilosophically-oriented literature on experimental philosophy, there has been a great deal of discussion of the philosophical implications of cross-cultural differences in [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]

Who Decides Who is Muslim?

When discussing ISIS, President Obama refuses to label its members as “Islamic extremists” and has stressed that the United States is not at war with Islam. Not surprisingly, some of his critics and
When discussing ISIS, President Obama refuses to label its members as “Islamic extremists” and has stressed that the United States is not at war with Islam. Not surprisingly, some of his critics and [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]