September 24th, 2021 | 33 mins 15 secs
africa, crime, criminal, ethics, free speech, genocide, hate, language, law, lawyer, philosophy of language, race, racism, speech, violence
Shannon Fyfe (George Mason University) talks about her paper on hate speech and prosecuting incitement to genocide in international criminal law.
September 13th, 2021 | 27 mins 1 sec
disgust, emotion, feeling, moral judgment, moral psychology, nussbuam, rationality, thinking
Victor Kumar (Boston University) talks about his paper on disgust, and why sometimes at least, disgust is a fitting reaction to moral wrongs.
September 6th, 2021 | 29 mins 55 secs
bioethics, consciousness, fairness, theory of mind
Andrew Peterson (GMU) talks about his paper on the ethical concerns raised by new ways of using neuroimaging to assess brain‐injured patients.
August 31st, 2021 | 32 mins 41 secs
belief, cognitive science, knowledge, theory of mind
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.
October 16th, 2020 | 38 mins 17 secs
base rates, belief, epistemology, justification, moral encroachment, morality, probability, racism, social justice
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.
October 5th, 2020 | 43 mins 59 secs
character, cognition, culture, emotions, measurement, situation, wisdom
Igor Grossmann (Waterloo) talks about his paper with the Wisdom Task Force on the state of the art of psychological research on wisdom.
June 4th, 2020 | 33 mins 25 secs
character, duty, friendship, gender, morality, social media
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.
April 28th, 2020 | 40 mins 47 secs
bias, epistemology, evidence, feminism, justification, knowledge, science, theory choice, values
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.
April 15th, 2020 | 32 mins 37 secs
aesthetics, agency, art, games, rules
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.
April 8th, 2020 | 30 mins 36 secs
descartes, emotion, introspection, pain, vision
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.
April 4th, 2020 | 51 mins 38 secs
bayes, false positives, replication crisis, statistics
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.
April 4th, 2020 | 34 mins 50 secs
concepts, linguistics, meaning, ordinary language, propaganda
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.