An international team of researchers including our own MSc-alumnus Björn Persson have published an article (based on Björn’s research for his MSc thesis) in Personality and Individual Differences entitled “Hedonism, Achievement, and Power: Universal values that characterize the Dark Triad“. The study correlates Dark Triad traits (i.e. Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy) with universal social values, […]
Anna Agelii, department MSc student who recently won a competitive bursary to facilitate attendance at the 2014 Uehiro Lectures in practical ethics, will be holding a summarizing presentation of the lecture series, for the benefit of students and staff at the University of Skövde. Anna’s presentation is scheduled for Tuesday 17 February, 15.15-17.00, in room […]
Joel Parthemore has published a chapter entitled “Specification of the unified conceptual space, for purposes of empirical investigation” in the Springer collection Applications of Conceptual Spaces. Briefly, the chapter provides a detailed specification of Joel’s unified conceptual spaces theory (UCST), an extension of Peter Gärdenfors’ conceptual spaces theory (CST), with a focus on empirical testability.
Kristoffer Ekman has been featured as an expert on gratitude in an article (in Swedish) in the local Skaraborg-region daily SLA concerning gratitude at Christmas time.
Paavo Pylkkänen has published a chapter entitled “Weak vs. Strong Quantum Cognition” in the 2014 Springer conference proceedings Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics (IV). The chapter explores the differences between what Paavo terms weak and strong accounts of how quantum probability can help explain aspects of human cognition.
An international team of researchers including Joel Parthemore have published an article in the International Journal of Machine Consciousness entitled “Moral Agency, Moral Responsibility, and Artifacts: What Existing Artifacts Fail to Achieve (and Why), and Why They, Nevertheless, Can (and Do!) Make Moral Claims upon Us“. The article explores the intersection between being an artifact […]
Joel Parthemore has published a new article in the journal Theoria et Historia Scientiarum entitled “The case for protoconcepts: Why concepts, language, and protolanguage all need protoconcepts“. Briefly, the article explores the role of protoconcepts in explaining and making sense of language genesis and evolution.
Anna Agelii, one of the department’s current MSc students, has won a competitive bursary to facilitate attendance at the annual Oxford University Uehiro Lecture series, organized by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, for which we congratulate her! The lecture series and an accompanying workshop seminar will run 1-3 December 2014 in Oxford. It […]