Do Women Have Different Philosophical Intuitions than Men? Responding to Buckwalter and Stich*

Recently there has been a lot of discussion in our profession (e.g., on philosophy blogs) about the underrepresentation of women in philosophy.  Most of the proposed solutions to this problem have focused on problems about, and solutions for, the underrepresentation of female graduate students and professors. Hiring practices are being …

PhD position, ‘Computationally realistic architectures for a Bayesian brain’

PhD position ‘Computationally realistic architectures for a Bayesian brain’ Faculty of Social Sciences Vacancy number: 24.21.13 Closing date: 14 July 2013 This PhD project aims to advance our understanding of the computational foundations of probabilistic inference and learning in the brain. According to current theory, even only approximately computing probabilistic …

Of particular relevance to those receiving job offers…

From the work of Hannah Riley Bowles and Linda Babcock, the former of whom headlined a workshop at the Cognitive Science Society this past summer on the topic (http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/uploads/2011-w6.pdf): “Perhaps, the most direct contribution of this research is to the study of the compensation negotiation dilemma for women. This research adds …

In Memory of John Driver

As reported on UCL News, “UCL reports with great sadness the death on 28 November of Jon Driver, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, and one of the world’s leading psychologists and neuroscientists.     Professor Jon Driver Professor Driver was formerly Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) and …

More on the current climate for women in philosophy of mind (empirically informed or not)

Gualtiero invited me to comment on the current climate for women in empirically informed philosophy of mind. Unfortunately, I cannot comment on this without first calling attention to what I believe is a mistaken distinction in recent discussions of this very issue. Serife Tekin recently made a nice attempt at …

Job: Georgia State University

Brains readers may be interested in the following ad, which will appear in the JFP (though not, I think, in the October edition). GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Georgia. Rank: Assistant Professor.  AOS:  Empirically-informed Philosophy of Mind. AOC: Open, but some preference for Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, or Philosophy of …

Journal of Cognitive Science – Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Journal of Cognitive Science
http://cogsci.snu.ac.kr/jcs.
This is an interdisciplinary, international, peer reviewed journal, published by the Institute for Cognitive Science at Seoul National University. The editor, Chungmin Lee, is in the process of revamping the journal, gaining distribution as part of the Springer network and listing in various databases. I recently agreed to serve as their philosophy editor, so philosophy papers are definitely welcome! More information below the fold.