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Cornell University will host an NEH Summer Institute in Moral Psychology, June 24-July 19, 2024, with lead instructors Laura Niemi, Shaun Nichols, and John Doris, and a slate of distinguished guest instructors. Applications are due March 5, 2024. More information here: Moral Psychology @ Cornell – NEH Summer Institute 2024

Representation Crisis: Commentary on “Investigating the concept of representation in the neural and psychological sciences”

Inês Hipólito Macquarie University, Philosophy Department In cognitive science, the notion of mental representation, stands as a central beacon, not due to unanimous agreement, but rather because it serves as the conceptual nexus through which diverse theoretical trajectories can be mapped out in their understanding of cognitive behaviour.  Cognitive psychology, …

Reply to Ben Baker

Luis H. Favela and Edouard Machery We thank Ben Baker for taking the time to offer his assessment of our project as well as some suggestions. Baker kindly notes the novelty of the project, its experimental design, and contribution to the debate about representations. He reports however being “somewhat put …

Commentary on Favela and Machery, “Investigating the concept of representation in the neural and psychological sciences”

Ben Baker I admit I was somewhat put off by the first two sentences of Favela and Machery’s paper. It feels odd to use “mainstream___ism” to label merely the wide application of a concept – or even just use of the word “representation” – when we are not sure about …

The Tinkering Mind against Free Will – Commentary on “The Tinkering Mind”

By Ting Huang (See all posts in this series here.) In a prior symposium on the book I posed the following clarifying questions to Vierkant regarding his stance on free will: Does “managerial control” provide basis for moral responsibility? In line with Holton’s conception of choice, what role does consciousness …

Freedom of a Tinker: Comments on Tillmann Vierkant’s The Tinkering Mind

By Paulius Rimkevicius, Chapman University (See all posts in this series here.) Like a tinker, who travels freely from place to place mending metal utensils and sometimes ends up creating quite an extraordinary-looking gadget out of the simple old things that he finds, a philosopher who is well-versed in more …

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