Androids, Autonomy & Agency

Philosophers have long speculated about the subjects of autonomy and agency, but the rise of autonomous systems have made these speculations ever more important.  Keeping things fairly simple, an
Philosophers have long speculated about the subjects of autonomy and agency, but the rise of autonomous systems have made these speculations ever more important.  Keeping things fairly simple, an [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]

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View image | gettyimages.com Hearing about someone else’s dreams is among the more boring things in life, so I will get right to the point. At first, there were just bits and pieces intruding
View image | gettyimages.com Hearing about someone else’s dreams is among the more boring things in life, so I will get right to the point. At first, there were just bits and pieces intruding [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]

What is Truth?

The question, "what is truth?" is as old as recorded time and one still worth asking. This article explores this question and provides some common responses as well as looking at recent developments.
The question, "what is truth?" is as old as recorded time and one still worth asking. This article explores this question and provides some common responses as well as looking at recent developments. [More]

A Philosopher’s Blog: 2014 Free on Amazon

A Philosopher’s Blog: 2014 Philosophical Essays on Many Subjects will be available as a free Kindle book on Amazon from 12/31/2014-1/4/2015. This book contains all the essays from the 2014
A Philosopher’s Blog: 2014 Philosophical Essays on Many Subjects will be available as a free Kindle book on Amazon from 12/31/2014-1/4/2015. This book contains all the essays from the 2014 [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]

On Normativity and Epistemic Intuitions: Further Evidence for Cross-Cultural Uniformity of Epistemic Intuitions - Short Report

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]

Recent Papers on Gettier Attribution Roundup

With a lot of researchers and labs now experimentally investigating cognitive evaluations in Gettier and Gettier-style cases, I thought it might be helpful to post some links for those interested in
With a lot of researchers and labs now experimentally investigating cognitive evaluations in Gettier and Gettier-style cases, I thought it might be helpful to post some links for those interested in [More]

Philosophical Expertise?

There is no such thing. I have a paper on the expertise defense forthcoming in Metaphilosophy that may be of interest to readers of the blog. Three Arguments against the Expertise Defense
There is no such thing. I have a paper on the expertise defense forthcoming in Metaphilosophy that may be of interest to readers of the blog. Three Arguments against the Expertise Defense [More]