The Philosophy Department is pleased and proud to welcome Professor Jonathan Weinberg to the faculty effective in Fall 2011. Professor Weinberg joins us from Indiana University, where he distinguished himself for his research and teaching in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, epistemology, and aesthetics. A leader in experimental philosophy, Professor Weinberg directs the Experimental Epistemology Laboratory, which investigates the psychological bases of the intuitions of philosophers and laypersons. His recent papers have concerned such topics as
- the concept of innateness in cognitive science
- using psychological accounts of the imagination to solve various philosophical problems about fictions
- epistemologists' appeals to intuitions about esoteric cases
- a pragmatist proposal for how one might do epistemology without intuitions.