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Podcast Profile: Upon Reflection

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13 episodes
2019 to 2023
Median: 34 minutes
Collection: Philosophy

Description (podcaster-provided):

Welcome to the Upon Reflection podcast with Nick Byrd, a podcast about what we think as well as how and why we think it. Nick studies the philosophy of cognitive science and the cognitive science of philosophy. This podcast will share Nick's and others' research. For instance, the podcast will discuss the differences between intuition and reflection as well as the ways in which intuitive reasoning predicts different philosophical, moral, and religious judgments than reflective reasoning. The podcast will also discuss topics like implicit bias—e.g., contrary to what you may have heard, implicit bias may not be entirely unconscious and involuntary. If you want to hear more about this research, you can subscribe wherever you find podcasts. And if you end up enjoying the Upon Reflection podcast, then feel free to tell people about it, online, in person, or in your review.

Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ cognitive science • philosophy • reflective reasoning • intuitive reasoning • implicit bias • psychological and demographic differences • moral dilemmas • public health compliance • academic conferencing • well-being and ill-being

"Upon Reflection" is a podcast hosted by Nick Byrd that dives into the intersections of philosophy and cognitive science. The podcast explores various aspects of human thought processes, focusing on the distinctions and interactions between intuitive and reflective reasoning. The show's episodes often examine how these different modes of thinking influence philosophical, moral, and religious judgments.

A recurring theme in this podcast is the investigation into reflective reasoning and its role in diverse cognitive and philosophical contexts. Several episodes delve into the empirical methods used to measure reflection and the implications of these methods for understanding human cognition. The podcast discusses the nuanced ways reflective reasoning can both aid and hinder our judgments and examines specific philosophical beliefs that arise from more reflective thinkers.

Another focal point of the podcast is the exploration of implicit bias. Byrd, along with his collaborators, probes the nature of implicit bias, questioning common assumptions about its unconscious and involuntary characteristics. This thorough examination includes analysis of how bias is measured and the debates surrounding these measures, highlighting the intertwining values in psychometrics and science communication.

Several episodes feature readings from academic papers, both by Byrd and other scholars, that offer insights into the psychological factors underlying different philosophical views and decision-making processes in moral dilemmas. The podcast also highlights the interactions between psychological demographics, education, and reasoning styles, providing a comprehensive look at how these factors influence philosophical and ethical perspectives.

The podcast doesn't shy away from contemporary issues either. For example, there are discussions on public health compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic, where philosophical commitments like effective altruism and liberty are examined in the context of real-world decision-making. Byrd's conversations often extend to practical advice for academics on improving conference methods and navigating the professional landscape.

Overall, "Upon Reflection" serves as a platform for dissecting complex cognitive processes and philosophical inquiries, offering listeners an in-depth look at how we think and why we think the way we do.

Ep. 12 - Tell Us What You Really Think (with B. Joseph, G. Gongora, and M. Sirota)
32 minutes
Ep. 11 - Testing Implicit Bias (with Morgan Thompson)
23 minutes
Ep. 10 - Great Minds Do Not Think Alike
47 minutes
Ep. 9 - Bounded Reflectivism & Epistemic Identity
40 minutes
Ep. 8 - Reflective Reasoning & Philosophy
24 minutes
Ep. 7 - Do Unreflective Intentions Undermine Free Will?
16 minutes
Ep. 6 - Your Health vs. My Liberty (Pandemic Psychology Research)
46 minutes
Ep. 5 - Reflective Reasoning For Real People (Dissertation Defense Overview)
15 minutes
Ep. 4 - Online Conferences: Some History, Methods, and Benefits
34 minutes
Ep. 3 - Causal Network Accounts of Ill-being
40 minutes
Ep. 2 - Not All Who Ponder Count Costs (with Paul Conway)
79 minutes
Ep. 1 - What We Can Infer About Implicit Bias
53 minutes
Episode 0 - Welcome to Upon Reflection with Nick Byrd
1 minute