Motivated Ignorance, Rationality, and Democratic Politics. Synthese (preprint / published)
Imaginative Constraints and Generative Models. Australasian Journal of Philosophy (published)
Epistemic Irrationality in the Bayesian Brain. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. (published / final draft)
Socially Adaptive Belief. Mind and Language. (preprint)
Hierarchical Minds and the Perception/Cognition Distinction. Inquiry. (published / penultimate draft)
Action, Affordances, and Anorexia: Body Representation and Basic Cognition (co-authored with Stephen Gadsby). Synthese. (published / penultimate draft)
Predictive Minds and Small-Scale Models: Kenneth Craik’s Contribution to Cognitive Science. Philosophical Explorations. (published / penultimate draft)
Predictive Coding and Thought. Synthese. (published / penultimate draft)
Hierarchical Bayesian Models of Delusion. Consciousness and Cognition. (published / penultimate draft)
Pragmatism and the Predictive Mind. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. (published / penultimate draft)
From Symbols to Icons: The Return of Resemblance in the Cognitive Neuroscience Revolution (co-authored with Lincoln Colling). Synthese. (published)
Predictive Processing and the Representation Wars. Minds and Machines. (published)
Steven Horst, “Cognitive Pluralism”. Philosophical Psychology. (final draft)
Andy Clark, “Surfing Uncertainty”. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. (final draft)
I’m interviewed about some of my research here. Among other topics, we talk about social signalling, identity-protective cognition, irrational belief, political misinformation, motivated reasoning, and rationalisation.
Hierarchical Bayesian Models of Delusion (Blog Post at Imperfect Cognitions)
- Reply by Professor Phil Corlett (Yale) with comments from Professor Paul Fletcher and Dr Rick Adams.
- Reply by Ben Tappin and Stephen Gadsby (and see their paper here)
- My reply to Corlett here. My reply to Tappin and Gadsby here.
Doctoral Thesis: ‘The Mind as a Predictive Modelling Engine: Generative Models, Structural Similarity, and Mental Representation’
I wrote up brief and accessible blog posts on each of the chapters of my thesis, which can be found here. The thesis itself can be found here.