from month 03/2016

2(+2) year Postdoctoral Fellowship in acting together coordination collective goal and cooperation

The Department of Philosophy and the Centre for the Study of Social Action (CSSA) at the University of Milan are delighted to announce the opening of a post-doctoral position on Acting Together: Coordination, Collective Goal, and Cooperation. [READMORE]The project, which is jointly led by Profess...

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Angles of Approach

First, let me thank the ICCI for hosting this book club, and let me thank Daniel Burnston and Olivier Morin for taking the time to read and review my book. I appreciate both the kind remarks they have made about the book, as well as the challenges they have raised. Debate is exactly what one hopes ...

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Does replication matter? The case for conceptual replication and strong inference

Recent findings from a massive collaborative project (OSF, 2015), attempting to replicate many of the findings published in top psychology journals, have suggested that roughly half of these fail to replicate. These findings deservedly made headlines, and have generated a great deal of reaction ...

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“I can’t believe it’s evolutionary psychology!”

Back in the days when vegetarianism was less fashionable, you could see ads for tofu where a glowing child, her mouth full, exclaimed: “I can’t believe it’s tofu!” One should hope this book will have the same effect on scholars not used to putting Evolutionary Psychology on the dinner ...

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The Evolution of Evolutionary Psychology

I am an anti-adaptationist, at least about the mind. I am also someone who has long been convinced by what many take to be the damning criticisms of evolutionary psychology (henceforth, ‘EP’)—the view that (to put it generally), we must and can only understand the organization of the mind in ...

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A book club on Clark Barrett’s ‘The Shape of Thought’

Clark Barrett, evolutionary psychologist and anthropologist, professor in the department of Anthropology at UCLA, published in 2015 a book, The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve, which is both an introduction to evolutionary psychology and a major contribution to its development. ...

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