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Gregg Henriques On a Unified Psychology

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post on the unification of psychology, in which I addressed (rather critically) a paper by Gregg Henriques. Dr. Henriques was kind of enough to reply in comments, and because it’s a two-week old post, I didn’t want his comment to languish in obscurity as a result of the…

A Unified Psychology?

What is psychology? If you were asked to define it, could you? In the 12 years that I’ve been studying psychology, I’ve been asked no more than 5 times what psychology is, and each time, I struggled and ultimately failed to come up with a definition. To be honest, though, that doesn’t bother me in…

Brand Blanshard

I had a birthday recently, and my parents went shopping in an antique and rare book store, and got me the two volumes of Brand Blanshard’s The Nature of Thought. I immediately read through the first book on perception, and was seriously impressed, perhaps because I’ve always been a closet fan of F.H. Bradley and…

There’s a really interesting post by Alberto over at Alpha Psy titled “Methodological Materialism” that I thought I’d point you to, in case you hadn’t read it already. Here’s an excerpt: As I see things, there is no deeper epistemological concern in recognizing that methods from natural sciences are increasingly being applied to social sciences…

Over at the Experimental Philosophy blog, Joshua Knobe has a post about a series of experiments that he has run with Jesse Prinz on people’s intuitions about consciousness, and he includes a link to a draft of the paper they’re writing on the experiments. The experiments were motivated by two hypotheses. The first says that…

Philosophy of Flirting

No, seriously. The paper in which Carrie Jenkins presents a conceptual analysis of flirting is here (via Online Papers in Philosophy). An except: What is it to flirt? Do you have to intend to flirt with someone in order to count as doing so? Can such things as dressing a certain way count as flirting?…

Graham Priest On What Philosophy Is

From what I know of Graham Priest, he’s an interesting philosopher. I read his book on intentionality, Towards Non-Being a few months ago, and enjoyed it, and I read his Introduction to Non-Classical Logic a few years ago, and have recommended it. So when I saw that he had written a paper titled “What is…

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post that was pretty critical of the current state of Experimental Philosophy. In the post, I focused on the work of Joshua Knobe, not because his work is the worst Experimental Philosophy has to offer, but because it is, in my mind, the best by far. Yesterday on…