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With J. Adam Carter and Duncan Pritchard, I'm conducting an experiment for which we need people with some philosophical training. If that's you, and you don't mind taking 5 minutes to engage in the participant side of some experimental philosophy, you can find the survey here: https://oxfordpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b3nGteYG9OzHWDj Thanks for anyone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Experimental Philosophy
With J. Adam Carter and Duncan Pritchard, I'm conducting an experiment for which we need people with some philosophical training. If that's you, and you don't mind taking 5 minutes to engage in the participant side of some experimental philosophy, you can find the survey here: https://oxfordpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b3nGteYG9OzHWDj Thanks for anyone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
This will be my last post for the month. For reading along, for commenting, and for in places remaining graciously silent: thanks everyone. It’s been much more fun than I thought it would be. I want to sketch some ideas about an aspect of agentive experience that gets too little... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
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Here are two things many people think about practical decisions (that is, decisions – or if you like, choices – about what to do). 1] Decisions are momentary and intentional mental actions that consist in the forming of an intention. (we might add that this mental action removes practical uncertainty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
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Regarding the connection between consciousness and FW/MR, a good many of y’all seemed pretty happy ditching phenomenal consciousness in favour of an explicitly functionalized notion. Maybe that’s because you haven’t thought about Zom. Zom is a pretty normal dude. He wears hats backwards. He tries unsuccessfully to be like Vince... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
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Thanks everyone for the very interesting discussion so far this month. I'm heading to a conference this weekend and so I'll be away from my computer for much of the time. I'll be back early next week with another post, but in the meantime I wanted to direct readers to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
Don't let this post stop discussion of the new Pruss paper (in the post below this one). But since life is short I thought I'd put up a further post. In a forthcoming x-phi paper (here) I give Reasons-Responsive and Deep Self theorists a (bit of a) hard time. Basically,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
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There is a short version and a long version of this post. Short version: consider the following options. 1] Control over bodily action is not fundamentally distinct from control over choice (does not require a different kind of control, nor a ‘more robust variety’ of control). 2] Control over bodily... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
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Thanks Thomas! To all the Flickers readers, here's my tentative plan for the month: I have a few planned posts on topics like control, free will and consciousness, x-phi, and deciding. Maybe some other stuff will come up: we'll see. I'll try to post about once a week, so feel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
The post is to point readers to a forthcoming article of potential interest: 'X-phi and Carnapian explication'. I co-authored it with James Justus. In the paper we try to bring together experimental philosophy and Rudolph Carnap’s notion of explication. The result is a view on the philosophical value of experimental... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Experimental Philosophy
Since there’s a little downtime on the blog, and since I’ve been thinking about these issues just a little bit lately, I thought I would pose a couple of questions to the Flickers crowd. To get the questions off the ground, let’s suppose that some work in cognitive science poses... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Flickers of Freedom
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