Summer Seminar Series 2017

We will be running the CCR summer seminar series again this year. Full details to follow but preliminary details are below.

All welcome!


The psychology of philosophical thought experiments: knowledge, ordinary language, and stakes-sensitivity


Description: This seminar series will investigate whether—and if so, how—“ordinary” ways of understanding philosophical questions diverge from the ways philosophers understand those same questions. We will focus on recent experimental studies of the “stakes sensitivity” of knowledge, which evaluate whether judgments that a person knows something are influenced by the consequences (or “stakes”) of being right and wrong about it. Our aim will be to come to a better understanding of how to design experiments that investigate philosophical questions.


When:                        Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd May, 6th June. 16.00-17.30pm.


Where:                      CINN Conference Room, Psychology Building.


If you have any questions, please email Emma Borg (