16 minutes | Aug 10th 2020

Ep. 5 - Reflective Reasoning For Real People (Dissertation Defense Overview)

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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", how reflection is measured empirically, how reflection can either help or hinder our reasoning, how more reflective philosophers tend toward certain philosophical beliefs, and how reflection may help us retrain our implicit biases. The recording is from my remote dissertation defense on May 29, 2020. You can find video of this dissertation overview (complete with the slideshow) below or on my YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjOF8puPvIY As the chapters of the dissertation are accepted for publication in academic journals, the free preprints will become available on my CV at byrdnick.com/cv under "Publications". This podcast is brought to you by the scientists who put up with philosophers like me and the philosophers who put up with scientists like me. Long live natural philosophy. More seriously, if you want to support the podcast, my ongoing research, or my other projects, then you can do so at byrdnick.com/support. You can subscribe wherever you find podcasts and you can find out more about me at byrdnick.com, on Twitter (@byrd_nick), or on Facebook (@byrdnick). Comments and questions can be submitted at byrdnick.com/contact. And, of course, if you end up enjoying the Upon Reflection podcast, then feel free to tell people about it, online, in person, or in your review. Related A Dissertation About Reflective Reasoning in Philosophy, Morality, & BiasDebiasing in Administration, Advising, & TeachingIs post-fact reasoning redeemable?Fact-checking is not enough: We need argument-checkingThe Base Rate Fallacy
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