26 found
Order:
See also
Konrad Talmont-Kaminski
University of Bialystok
  1.  53
    For God and Country, Not Necessarily for Truth: The Nonalethic Function of Superempirical Beliefs.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2013 - The Monist 96 (3):447-461.
    Religious beliefs, it has been noted, are often hard to disprove. While this would be a shortcoming for beliefs whose utility was connected to their accuracy, it is actually necessary in the case of beliefs whose function bears no connection to how accurate they are. In the case of religions and other ideologies that serve to promote prosocial behaviour this leads to the need to protect belief systems against potentially disruptive counterevidence while maintaining their relevance. Religions turn out to be (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  2.  25
    The Fixation of Superstitious Beliefs.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2009 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 28 (3):81-95.
  3.  59
    Beyond Description. Naturalism and Normativity.Marcin Młlkowski & Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (eds.) - 2010 - College Publications.
    The contributors to this volume engage with issues of normativity within naturalised philosophy. The issues are critical to naturalism as most traditional notions in philosophy, such as knowledge, justification or representation, are said to involve normativity. Some of the contributors pursue the question of the correct place of normativity within a naturalised ontology, with emergentist and eliminativist answers offered on neighbouring pages. Others seek to justify particular norms within a naturalised framework, the more surprising ones including naturalist takes on the (...)
    Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  4.  62
    Pragmatist Pragmatics: The Functional Context of Utterances.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2005 - Philosophica 75.
    Formal pragmatics plays an important, though secondary, role in modern analytical philosophy of language: its aim is to explain how context can affect the meaning of certain special kinds of utterances. During recent years, the adequacy of formal tools has come under attack, often leading to one or another form of relativism or antirealism. Our aim will be to extend the critique to formal pragmatics while showing that sceptical conclusions can be avoided by developing a different approach to the issues. (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  5.  3
    Pears' Two Dogmas of Russell's Logical Atomism.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 1998 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 18 (2).
  6.  28
    Regarding Mind, Naturally.Marcin Miłkowski & Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (eds.) - 2013 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    Naturalism is currently the most vibrantly developing approach to philosophy, with naturalised methodologies being applied across all the philosophical disciplines. One of the areas naturalism has been focussing upon is the mind, traditionally viewed as a topic hard to reconcile with the naturalistic worldview. A number of questions have been pursued in this context. What is the place of the mind in the world? How should we study the mind as a natural phenomenon? What is the significance of cognitive science (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7. Naturalizing the Mind.Marcin Miłkowski & Konrad Talmont-Kamiński - 2013 - In Marcin Miłkowski & Konrad Talmont-Kamiński (eds.), Regarding Mind, Naturally. Cambridge Scholars Press.
    The introduction to the volume and the overview of the idea of naturalizing the mind.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8. Commentary on Wójcicki: Not Pragmatic Enough.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - unknown
    Prof. Wójcicki calls his position ‘radically pragmatist’. I will argue, however, that it is not nearly pragmatic enough. In particular, I will argue that his view is not pragmatist enough in three vital respects - even though it greatly improves upon how these issues have been traditionally dealt with.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  38
    Effective Untestability and Bounded Rationality Help in Seeing Religion as Adaptive Misbelief.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):536-537.
    McKay & Dennett (M&D) look for adaptive misbeliefs that result from the normal, though fallible, functioning of human cognition. Their account can be substantially improved by the addition of two elements: (1) significance of a belief's testability for its functionality, and (2) an account of reason appropriate to understanding systemic misbelief. Together, these points show why religion probably is an adaptive misbelief.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  9
    Epistemic Vigilance and the Science/Religion Distinction.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2020 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 20 (1-2):88-99.
    Both science and religion are human endeavours that recruit and modify pre-existing human capacity to engage in epistemic vigilance. However, while science relies upon a focus on content vigilance, religion focusses on source vigilance. This difference is due, in turn, to the function of religious claims not being connected to their accuracy – unlike the function of scientific claims. Understanding this difference helps to understand many aspects of scientific and religious institutions.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11. Heikki J. Koskinen, Sami Pihlstrom, and Risto Vilkko, Eds. Science: A Challenge to Philosophy? [REVIEW]Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2007 - Philosophy in Review 27:413-414.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12.  4
    Henry Plotkin , Evolutionary Worlds Without End . Reviewed By.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2011 - Philosophy in Review 31 (3):225-227.
  13.  16
    In Defence of the Naive Inductivist: As Well as Some of Their Not-so-Naive Brethren.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 1999 - Science & Education 8 (4):441-447.
  14.  10
    Jonathan St. B. T. Evans and Keith Frankish, Eds., In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond. Reviewed By.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2010 - Philosophy in Review 30 (5):331-333.
  15. Predictive Error and Realism.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - unknown
    I will put forward a short, simple argument for a pair of realist claims: metaphysical realism and what I will refer to as epistemological realism. The argument will rely upon nothing more than our apparent memories. Having presented the argument, I will go on to consider possible objections to it, of which there will be a number but none of which will do more than complicate the matter. The argument I present borrows from Peirce’s view that the world’s capacity to (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16. Philip Johnson-Laird, How We Reason. [REVIEW]Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2008 - Philosophy in Review 28 (6):416-418.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17. Ronald de Sousa, Why Think? Evolution and the Rational Mind Reviewed By.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2008 - Philosophy in Review 28 (1):13-14.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18. Ruth Garrett Millikan, Language: A Biological Model Reviewed By.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2006 - Philosophy in Review 26 (5):367-368.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19. Ruth Garrett Millikan, Language: A Biological Model. [REVIEW]Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2006 - Philosophy in Review 26:367-368.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20.  7
    Robert L. Park , Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science . Reviewed By.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2012 - Philosophy in Review 32 (1):42-44.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21. Saving the Distinctions: Distinctions as the Epistemologically Significant Content of Experience.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski & John D. Collier - 2004 - In Johann Christian Marek & Maria Elisabeth Reicher (eds.), Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society Xii. Austrian L. Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg.
    To account for a perceived distinction it is necessary to postulate a real distinction. Our process of experiencing the world is one of, mostly unconscious, interpretation of observed distinctions to provide us with a partial world-picture that is sufficient to guide action. The distinctions, themselves, are acorrigible (they do not have a truth value), directly perceived, structured, and capable of being interpreted. Interpreted experience is corrigible, representational and capable of guiding action. Since interpretation is carried out mostly unconsciously and in (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22. Thinking Reeds and the Ideal of Reason.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - unknown
    Famously, Pascal described human beings as ‘thinking reeds’, weak in flesh but magnificent in mind. While it is a poetic image, it is also an ambivalent one and may suggest an inappropriately dualist view of human nature. It is important to realise that not only are we thinking reeds but that we are thinking because we are reeds. In fact – while being every bit the marvel that Pascal wondered at – rationality is reed-like itself, very much of a kind (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23.  17
    Thinking Reeds and the Ideal of Reason: Outline of a Naturalized Epistemology.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2006 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 13 (2):161-169.
    Pascal described human beings as ‘thinking reeds’, weak in flesh but magnificent in mind. While it is a poetic image, it is also an ambivalent one and may suggest an inappropriately dualist view of human nature. It is important to realise that not only are we thinking reeds but that we are thinking because we are reeds. In fact, rationality is reed-like itself, very much of a kind with the rest of human nature. It is now more than two and (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24. What Does Haack's Double-Aspect Experientialism Give Us?Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - unknown
    Sellars’ argument against The Given has set the scene for much of the discussion of the role of experience in justification. Susan Haack tries to avoid the objection presented by Sellars and to give experience a role in the justification of beliefs. Her approach is to put forward a double aspect theory of justification consisting of a logical/evaluative aspect and a causal aspect. Like other double aspect theories, her approach is led astray by the possibility of deviant causal chains. Her (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  25.  3
    Werewolves in Scientists' Clothing Understanding Pseudoscientific Cognition.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - 2013 - In Massimo Pigliucci & Maarten Boudry (eds.), Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem. University of Chicago Press.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  26. What's to Talk About? Conversations, Cooperation and Realism.Konrad Talmont-Kaminski - manuscript
    Communication is an essentially cooperative activity. However, cooperation only makes sense in a particular kind of environment – one in which cooperation leads to shared benefits. This can be seen once we take Grice’s Cooperative Principle and consider its implications in the general context of game theory. The effect is that something like metaphysical realism underpins normal human discourse, such discourse becoming impossible without that presumption.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark