Introduction to Causation With A Human Face

How should philosophers (and others) approach the topic of causation and causal reasoning? Causation with a Human Face (CHF) proposes an approach that brings together results from a number of different disciplines, both descriptive ( e.g., the empirical psychology of causal cognition) and normative (statistics, econometrics, machine learning,  philosophy).  The guiding idea is that   causal …

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We are grateful to be able to share out latest symposium this week on James Woodward‘s new book, Causation With A Human Face. We also have fantastic commentators: Josh Knobe, Patricia Cheng, Christopher Hitchcock, Thomas Blanchard, and David Kinney, and Tania Lombrozo. You can read all of the posts here …

John Zeimbekis: Malleability or cognitive effects on recognition?

John Zeimbekis It’s a relief to see a new book about how perception interacts with thought. Decades of work on modularity and other distinguishing traits of perception (perception as nonconceptual, analog, iconic, unstructured) leave us with a picture of thought as informationally separate from perception, but few suggestions about how …

Jonna Vance: Vicious Perceptual Expertise

Jonna Vance (she/her) Northern Arizona University jonnavance.com [Note: All citations are to Stokes (2021) Thinking and Perceiving (Routledge), unless otherwise noted.] In the final few chapters of Thinking and Perceiving, Stokes turns to perceptual expertise: an enhanced capacity for perceptual recognition or discrimination. In Chapter 6, Stokes offers a pluralistic …

Becko Copenhaver: Comments on Stokes

Becko Copenhaver Washington University, St. Louis “We are, all of us, potential perceptual experts.”  (Dustin Stokes, Thinking and Perceiving, p. 234) I’m grateful to discuss Dustin’s Thinking and Perceiving. I agree with him so much, about so much, that I hope our points of departure will be revealing. For example, …

Introduction

Dustin Stokes-University of Utah dustin.stokes[@]utah.edu The broad, probably overly ambitious, agenda of the book is to shift scientific and philosophical theories of perception away from one current orthodoxy. The orthodoxy I have in mind is modularity. The alternative I favor is malleability. Anyone familiar with relevant literature knows that the …

AISC 2021 17th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences – Submissions and Registration Open

13-15 Dec 2021 Noto (Italy) New extended submission deadline: September 30th, 2021 Theme: Post-Neuroscience Times for Cognitive Science Circa 2021? The relative contribution to cognitive science from its six constituent traditional disciplines (anthropology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology) has never been uniform.  This is, in part, due to the continous …

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