FOLK STORIES, EPISTEMIC NORMATIVITY, AND INTENTIONAL ACTION
Topic: Experimental results for folk judgments concerning the intentionality (or lack thereof) of side-effect actions—namely, whether or not the presence of epistemic obligation renders some side-effect action intentional.
Investigators: Daniel Stermer
Natural Compatibilism, Indeterminism and Intrusive Metaphysics (under review)
Topic: Experimental results indicating that intuitive indeterminism intrudes into people's representation of deterministic scenarios thus undermining classic findings supporting folk compatbilism.
Investigators: Thomas Nadelhoffer, David Rose, Wesley Buckwalter, & Shaun Nichols
Not All Causes Violate Norms (under review)
Topic: Experimental results indicating that some causal candidates that violate norms are viewed as less causal than those that conform to norms, which problematizes certain counterfactual accounts of the role of norms in causal judgment.
Investigators: John Schwenkler & David Rose
Thick and Thin Causal Verbs
Topic: Is "cause" a thin verb sensitive to both dependence and transference while other causal verbs e.g., "bounce" are thick and so sensitive to only transference?
Investigators: Eric Sievers, Shaun Nichols, & David Rose
Side-Effects, Epistemic Normativity, and Intentional Actions
Topic: Do facts about what an agent should have known prior to acting about the probability of the occurrence of some side-effect action influence whether the agent acted intentionally?
Investigators: Daniel Stermer
Norms and Personal Identity
Topic: Are judgments of whether a person has survived a radical change influenced by whether the change involved moral improvement or deterioration?
Investigators: John Schwenkler, Matthew Taylor, Enoch Lambert, & Nick Byrd
Norm and Purpose
Topic: Are judgments of whether a person intended to do something influenced by whether this was a good or bad thing to do?
Investigators: John Schwenkler, Paul Conway, & Bob Bishop
Teleological Essentialism and Moral Status
Topic: Does essentializing humans in terms of a telos account for thinking they have moral standing?
Investigators: Sam Sims & David Rose
Intending the Impossible and Intuitional Consistency
Topic: Do people consistently think that one can intend to do things that are impossible?
Investigators: Al Mele & David Rose
Personal Identity, Modal Distance and Framing Effects
Topic: Are judgments of personal identity more susceptible to framing effects as modal distance increases?
Investigators: Chris Kalbach, John Schwenkler, & David Rose
Self Deception and Tension
Topic: Is tension necessary for self deception?
Investigators: Samantha Berthelette & David Rose
Epistemic Constraints on Intention
Topic: What, if any, epistemic constraints are there on intentions?
Investigators: Romy Vekony, Al Mele, & David Rose
Forward-Looking Considerations and Moral Responsibility
Topic: Do forward-looking considerations affect judgments of moral responsibility?
Investigators: Jay Spitzley
Teleological Essentialism and Conceptual Autonomy
Topic: Are categories that are essentialized in terms of a telos organized hierarchically or are they autonomous?
Investigators: David Rose, Shaun Nichols, & Jonathan Weinberg
Personal Identity and Teleology (Under Review)
Topic: Does preserving or losing one’s purpose explain judgments of personal identity?
Investigators: Matthew Taylor, Chris Kalbach, & David Rose
Empirical Evidence that Knowledge Entails Justification (Under Review)
Topic: Does knowledge conceptually entail justification?
Investigators: Alexandra Nolte, David Rose, & John Turri
Agency and Understanding
Topic: What effects do agency cues have on judgments of understanding?
Investigators: Romy Vekony, David Rose, & Shaun Nichols
Knowledge and Infallibility
Topic: Is knowledge incompatible with the possibility of error?
Investigators: Alexandra Nolte, David Rose, Vilius Dranseika, & Shaun Nichols
Normativity and Causatives
Topic: Does normativity affect the use of causal verbs?
Investigators: Eric Sievers, John Schwenkler, & David Rose
Knowledge and Intentionality (Under Review)
Topic: Can you intentionally bring about an outcome without knowing or being aware that the outcome was brought about?
Investigators: Romy Vekony, David Rose, & Al Mele
Toxic Intentions (Under Review)
Topic: Are you able to intend to do something that you have no reason to do?
Investigators: David Rose, Wesley Buckwalter, & John Turri
Impossible Intentions (Under Review)
Topic: Do people think someone can intend to do things that are impossible?
Investigators: Wesley Buckwalter, David Rose, & John Turri
Deciding and Intending
Topic: What is the conceptual connection between deciding and forming an intention?
Investigators: Alexandra Nolte, David Rose, Wesley Buckwalter, & John Turri
Remembering and Knowing (Under Review)
Topic: Does remembering entail knowing?
Investigators: Alexandra Nolte & David Rose
Who Gives a 'Folk'? (UNDER REVIEW)
Topic: Are experimental results based on heuristics?
Investigators: Chris Kalbach