Shane Timmons and I have published some of our experiments on ‘Moral hindsight for good actions and the effects of imagined alternatives to reality’ in Cognition, 178, 82-91. doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2018.05.010 The abstract is as follows: Five experiments identify an asymmetric moral … Continue reading
Shane Timmons has published several experiments from his PhD on ‘Moral fatigue: the effects of cognitive fatigue on moral reasoning’ in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, doi/abs/10.1177/1747021818772045 The abstract is as follows: We report two experiments that show a … Continue reading
Chris Badura organised an excellent conference on the philosophy of the imagination at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany on March 15th -16th 2018. Ruth Byrne gave a talk on ‘Reasoning with counterfactual conditionals’ and the full program is here.
Congratulations to Madhav Bhargav on his graduation! Madhav’s applied MSc thesis was a cross cultural comparison of counterfactual thoughts and moral judgments in individuals in India and Ireland.
The 2017 Buenos Aires Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Science in Argentina will be held on November 22nd-24th. It is organised by Liza Skidelsky, Sabrina Haimovici, and their colleagues at UBA-CONICET. The program of the conference is on … Continue reading
An international meeting to honour Juan Garcia-Madruga was held at UNED in Madrid, November 3rd-4th. Isabel Orenes gave a talk on ‘The comprehension of affirmative and negative counterfactual conditionals’ (Orenes, García-Madruga, Espino & Byrne) and Ruth Byrne gave a talk … Continue reading
Dr Orlando Espino from the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain visited the lab in October (9th-13th) to design further experiments on epistemic updating in the mental representation of counterfactual conditionals.