Philosophy

In my experience, a lot of people equate philosophy with mysticism. While it is not uncommon for there to be some overlap, philosophy can be so much more. Among other topics, philosophy explores the nature of: art, beauty and taste (aesthetics); knowledge (epistemology); values and morality (ethics); reason and inference (logic); existence, space, time, and possibility (metaphysics).

Conceptual Frameworks, Incommensurability, and the Replication Crisis in Psychology

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In this article I've adapted the presentation I gave for my Master's proposal. The feedback to my proposal was positive and encouraging. However, coming as no great surprise to anyone to anyone, the consistent theme in the feedback has been that I need to narrow the scope of my thesis even further. It is likely that the final topic of my dissertation will be found somewhere within what I talk about below, but it is unlikely to cover everything I discuss.

Discovery Writing: What is the Replication Crisis? Part 1

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Another rambling session of discovery writing where I try and tease out how I think the replication crisis should be considered. This is by no means supposed to be academic, or even entirely accurate. I find writing my thoughts out helps expose the gaps in my thinking and redirect my research orientation. I do it here because I find putting it out to the aether helps focus me a little more than if I just wrote it on my computer.

Discovery Writing: What Are The Necessary Characteristics of Science? Part 1

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I rambling paragraph where I start putting down my thoughts for how I intend to argue a definition for science. This is likely the first in a series of posts on the topic. I don't know if they'll all be this short, or leave me as dissatisfied, but this is a good example of what I mean by discovery writing.

McGurk Effect 1, Naive Realism 0

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Naive realism means different things to different people. I give a rough definition of how I think about it, write about what I like about it, but also why I inevitably think it in unsupportable. My main example for this is the McGurk Effect, a perceptual illusion that occurs when what you see changes what you hear. I also take the opportunity to drop in some references to David Chalmers and Alfred North White Head.