Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection

Latest Episodes

Ep. 12 - Tell Us What You Really Think (with B. Joseph, G. Gongora, and M. Sirota)
April 25, 2023

I have a question for you: "If a bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?". Did 10 cents seem right? The authors of questions like th

Ep. 11 - Testing Implicit Bias (with Morgan Thompson)
June 01, 2022

In this episode, I read my short paper with Morgan Thompson in WIRES Cognitive Science titled, "Testing for Implicit Bias: Values, Psychometrics, and Science Communication". You may have heard about i

Ep. 10 - Great Minds Do Not Think Alike
May 04, 2022

This time I read my 2022 paper in Review of Philosophy and Psychology titled, "Great Minds Do Not Think Alike: Philosophers' Views Predicted by Reflection, Education, Personality, and Other Demographi

Ep. 9 - Bounded Reflectivism & Epistemic Identity
April 06, 2022

In this episode, I read one of my 2022 articles in Metaphilosophy titled, "Bounded Reflectivism & Epistemic Identity". Does reflective reasoning help or hinder our judgment? In this paper, I take a mi

Ep. 8 - Reflective Reasoning & Philosophy
March 23, 2022

On this episode, I read one of my articles from 2021 titled, "Reflective Reasoning and Philosophy" in Philosophy Compass. Both philosophers and cognitive scientists seem to think that philosophical th

Ep. 7 - Do Unreflective Intentions Undermine Free Will?
August 10, 2021

On this episode of Upon Reflection, I read my 2021 paper in Logoi titled, "On Second Thought, Libet-style Unreflective Intentions May Be Compatible With Free Will". Imagine if I could predict your beh

Ep. 6 - Your Health vs. My Liberty (Pandemic Psychology Research)
July 18, 2021

Welcome to the latest episode of Upon Reflection. This time, I read my paper with Micha Biaek, "Your health vs. my liberty: Philosophical beliefs dominated reflection and identifiable victim effects

Ep. 5 - Reflective Reasoning For Real People (Dissertation Defense Overview)
August 10, 2020

Welcome to Upon Reflection. In this episode, I review the major take-aways and findings from my dissertation titled, "Reflective Reasoning For Real People". I explain what cognitive scientists mean by terms like "reflective reasoning",

Ep. 4 - Online Conferences: Some History, Methods, and Benefits
May 04, 2020

In this episode of Upon Reflection, I explain how academics should conference better. More accurately, I read my chapter, "Online Conferences: Some History, Methods, and Benefits" from Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Ant...

Ep. 3 - Causal Network Accounts of Ill-being
January 12, 2020

Well-being has been thought of in terms of happiness, desire satisfaction, and other concepts. But it's probably a combination of much more. This episode explains the causal networks involved in well-being.