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Are Our Brains Bayesian?

In a fascinating article published in Significance, author Robert Bain delves into the arguments for and against viewing human judgements and decisions in terms of Bayesian inference. We are grateful … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Philosophy of Science: How do gravitational waves confirm general relativity?

Last month, this New York Times article announced that a team of scientists “had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Memoriam: Jaakko Hintikka (1929-2015)

Our condolences go out to the surviving family and colleagues of world-renowned Finnish philosopher and logician, Dr. Jaakko Hintikka, who has passed away. His obituary is linked here, in Finnish. … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Memoriam: Abner Shimony (1928-2015)

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Abner Shimony, noted American physicist and philosopher of science. Having earned a doctorate in philosophy from Yale University and a … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A “brave new world” revealed, not?!?

Over two years ago I wrote a blog entry entitled “Brave New World.” In that entry I mused about the possibilities of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, about its … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

New Naturalistic Philosophy Editor for Philosophy Compass

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of the new editor of the Naturalistic Philosophy section of Philosophy Compass, Edouard Machery. Edouard is Associate Professor in the Department of History and … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Interview: The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach

Aaron Meskin is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Leeds. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on aesthetics and other philosophical subjects. He … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

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