On unfinding

If a result fails to replicate, then it is not a finding but rather an unlucky aberration. This post isn’t about replication failure (or replication-failure failure). It’s about something I call
If a result fails to replicate, then it is not a finding but rather an unlucky aberration. This post isn’t about replication failure (or replication-failure failure). It’s about something I call [More]

Unifying morality's effect on non-moral cognition

At this point, it is pretty clear is that people’s moral judgments affect a surprisingly large number of their judgments that do not seem to be straightforwardly moral (e.g., belief, causation,
At this point, it is pretty clear is that people’s moral judgments affect a surprisingly large number of their judgments that do not seem to be straightforwardly moral (e.g., belief, causation, [More]

What has experimental philosophy discovered about demographic effects?

In a recent post, I discussed a new study showing that people's intuitions about Gettier cases are remarkably invariant across cultures. This post generated a whole lot of discussion on social
In a recent post, I discussed a new study showing that people's intuitions about Gettier cases are remarkably invariant across cultures. This post generated a whole lot of discussion on social [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]

Mturk Now More Expensive

As many readers have probably heard, Amazon's Mechanical Turk will soon (July 22, 2015) be charging substantially more for its services. Before, Mturk took 10% of what researchers ("requesters")
As many readers have probably heard, Amazon's Mechanical Turk will soon (July 22, 2015) be charging substantially more for its services. Before, Mturk took 10% of what researchers ("requesters") [More]

Knobe in the NYT

Our own Joshua Knobe has an interesting piece on theory of mind and corporations that just appeared in The New York Times entitled, "Do Corporations Have Minds?" He reports some interesting findings
Our own Joshua Knobe has an interesting piece on theory of mind and corporations that just appeared in The New York Times entitled, "Do Corporations Have Minds?" He reports some interesting findings [More]

The State of Reproducibility in Experimental Philosophy

Over at Feminist Philosophers, Dan Hicks casually mentions in a comment: I haven’t had too many interactions with folks interested in experimental philosophy, but based on those interactions it
Over at Feminist Philosophers, Dan Hicks casually mentions in a comment: I haven’t had too many interactions with folks interested in experimental philosophy, but based on those interactions it [More]

A Piece on MTurk over at PBS

Readers of this blog will surely be interested in this insightful piece over at PBS entitled, "The Internet's Hidden Science Factory"--which discusses the increasing reliance on MTurk by social
Readers of this blog will surely be interested in this insightful piece over at PBS entitled, "The Internet's Hidden Science Factory"--which discusses the increasing reliance on MTurk by social [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]