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Podcast Profile: Journal Entries

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14 episodes
2020 to 2021
Average episode: 36 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: Go behind the scenes with philosophers and cognitive scientists to get their take on published journal articles, what they like about papers, what they maybe don't anymore, and where inquiry should take us next.

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List Updated: 2024-Apr-14 06:08 UTC. Episodes: 14. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

2021-Sep-24 • 33 minutes
Tracking Hate Speech with Shannon Fyfe
Shannon Fyfe (George Mason University) talks about her paper on hate speech and prosecuting incitement to genocide in international criminal law.
2021-Sep-13 • 27 minutes
Foul Behavior with Victor Kumar
Victor Kumar (Boston University) talks about his paper on disgust, and why sometimes at least, disgust is a fitting reaction to moral wrongs.
2021-Sep-06 • 30 minutes
Alive Inside with Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson (GMU) talks about his paper on the ethical concerns raised by new ways of using neuroimaging to assess brain‐injured patients.
2021-Aug-31 • 33 minutes
Knowledge Before Belief with Jonathan Phillips
Jonathan Phillips (Dartmouth) talks about his paper on knowledge attribution and how this capacity is actually more basic than belief representation is in theory of mind.
2020-Oct-16 • 38 minutes
Evidentialism and Moral Encroachment with Georgi Gardiner
Georgi Gardiner (University of Tennessee) talks about her paper arguing against moral encroachment, or the thesis that the epistemic justification of a belief can be affected by moral factors.
2020-Oct-05 • 44 minutes
The Science of Wisdom with Igor Grossmann
Igor Grossmann (Waterloo) talks about his paper with the Wisdom Task Force on the state of the art of psychological research on wisdom.
2020-Jun-04 • 33 minutes
Can’t Complain with Kathryn Norlock
Kathryn Norlock (Trent) argues that complaining can be good and is sometimes a thing that we ought to do, even when we can’t fix the thing that makes us sad. Exposing our vulnerabilities creates a space to commiserate, validate, and feel less alone.
2020-Apr-28 • 41 minutes
Situating Feminist Epistemology with Natalie Alana Ashton and Robin McKenna
Natalie Ashton (Stirling) and Robin McKenna (Liverpool) argue that feminist epistemologies can help us understand how some knowledge is socially constructed...and that this idea isn't a very radical one at all.
2020-Apr-15 • 33 minutes
Games and the Art of Agency with Thi Nguyen
C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley/University of Utah) argues that games are a unique form of art and a valuable tool for human self-development. By creating rules and abilities, they specify new modes of agency for their players to temporarily adopt, which both reveals what’s beautiful about them--and kind of like yoga--forces us to try out unfamiliar ways of being.
2020-Apr-08 • 31 minutes
The Unreliability of Naive Introspection with Eric Schwitzgebel
Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside) argues that introspection is highly untrustworthy and that most people are poor introspectors of their own ongoing conscious experience.
2020-Apr-04 • 52 minutes
Redefine Statistical Significance with Edouard Machery
Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh) talks about his paper with Benjamin et al. in Nature Human Behavior arguing that we should change the default threshold for “statistical significance" by an order of magnitude.
2020-Apr-04 • 35 minutes
Stop Talking About Fake News! with Joshua Habgood-Coote
Joshua Habgood-Coote (University of Bristol) argues that we should abandon the terms "fake news" and "post-truth" because they are defective, redundant, and harmful to democracy.
2020-Apr-04 • 29 minutes
On Having Bad Persons as Friends with Jessica Isserow
Jessica Isserow (University of Leeds) talks about her paper "On Having Bad Persons as Friends" arguing that doing so reflects disordered moral priorities.
2020-Apr-04 • 39 minutes
Causing and Nothingness with Helen Beebee
Helen Beebee (Univerity of Manchester) talks about her paper "Causing and Nothingness" arguing that the absence of something can never be a cause.