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Hello! I’m a and I’m new on Mastodon. I am mainly interested in extraordinary beliefs and experiences in the context of and . I am the leader of an ongoing project titled ‘Expanding the Philosophy of Religion by Engaging with Afro-Brazilian Traditions’, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. @philosophy

Should epistemic injustice matter to psychiatrists? Ellie Harris, Lucienne Spencer and Ian Kidd say yes! #projectEPIC @philosophy @philosophyofpsychiatry

Great review of a great book! "Impeccable in its clarity, consistency, & structure. For a student who is just dipping her toes in the philosophical literature on delusion, this would provide an excellent, opinionated introduction to its main questions. For specialists, it is mandatory reading." @philosophy @philosophyofpsychiatry

Excited to be flying tomorrow from Rio to Houston and from there to Tokyo to participate in the Global Philosophy of Religion conference at Waseda University. It's one the most exciting philosophy of religion events ever and I'm honored to be a part of it! @philosophy @academicchatter @religidons

We tend to only post good news on social media and, as academics, that can give the impression that people get whatever they want. So, to break this cycle: I had a paper rejection from Religious Studies a few days back that knocked me on my ass. I was sure that it would turn out at least R&R and it has been a while since I've received an outright rejection. The comments from the 3 reviewers were very thoughtful and useful though, and I intend to work on the draft some more and maybe re-submit to another journal in 6-12 months. @academicchatter @philosophy

I'm chuffed to bits to announce that I'll be spending June and July as a visiting fellow at the University of Birmingham by invitation of Professor Yujin Nagasawa. Birmingham is one of the most exciting places to be if you're into philosophy of religion and philosophy of psychiatry right now (and I'm into both!). @lisabortolotti @imperfectcognitions @matthewrbroome @philosophyofpsychiatry @philosophy

I and my friend and co-author Fernando Carlucci have just published the first in a series of papers on how to bring Afro-Brazilian traditions into the fold of the philosophy of religion.

In this paper, we take our cue from Kevin Schilbrack’s admonishment that the philosophy of religion needs to take religious practices seriously as an object of investigation. We do so by offering Afro-Brazilian traditions as an example of the methodological poverty of current philosophical engagement with religions that are not text-based, belief-focused, and institutionalized. Anthropologists have studied these primarily orally transmitted traditions for nearly a century. Still, they involve practices, such as offering and sacrifice as well as spirit possession and mediumship, that have yet to receive attention from philosophers. We argue that this is not an accident: philosophers have had a highly restricted diet of examples, have not looked at ethnography as source material, and thus still need to put together a methodology to tackle such practices. After elucidating Schilbrack’s suggestions to adopt an embodiment paradigm and apply conceptual metaphor theory and the extended mind thesis to consider religious practices as thoughtful, we offer criticism of the specifics of his threefold solution. First, it assumes language is linear; second, it takes a problematic view of the body; and third, it abides by a misleading view of the “levels” of cognition. We conclude that the philosophy of religion should adopt enactivism to understand religious practices as cognitive enterprises.

@philosophy @philosophyofreligion @religion @religidons

The Bloomsbury book series "Expanding Philosophy of Religion" is one of the most exciting things I've seen in the field of @philosophyofreligion in recent times. The titles so far:

* Art, Desire and God edited by Kevin G. Grove, Christopher C. Rios, and Taylor J. Nutter
* Philosophies of Liturgy edited by J. Aaron Simmons, Bruce Ellis Benson, and Neal DeRoo
* Collective Intentionality and the Study of Religion by Andrea Rota
* Diversifying Philosophy of Religion edited by Nathan R. B. Loewen and Agnieszka Rostalska
* Philosophies of Religion by Timothy Knepper
* Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Priority of Questions in Religions by Nathan Eric Dickman

@philosophy @religidons @religion

I am delighted to announce that I have accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro starting in March. I will work on the Templeton-funded project “How Emotions Inform Religion,” receive cross-training in neuroscience, and finally take steps toward becoming an experimentalist. Couldn't be happier!

@philosophy @religidons @academicchatter

We now have 350 people on the list “Philosophers & Philosophy Teachers on Mastodon” (with an easy method to follow multiple accounts at once)!

Send me a DM if you want to be on the list.

Hello! I am a #philosopher of the cognitive sciences interested in #rationality, #agency, and #belief. I am also the founding editor of the Imperfect Cognitions blog @imperfectcognitions and the editor in chief of the journal Philosophical Psychology @PhilosophicalPsychology #NewIntroduction

I’ve been a refugee on for one month today and I can sincerely say I don’t miss it. The quality of content here, plus the absence of biased algos and annoying ads, have made it my favorite social network (and the only one I have an app for on my phone).

Hello all! 👋 I'm a professor of #philosophy at #VUAmsterdam and #StAndrews. Throughout my career I've worked on many different topics, including history of #logic, philosophy of #mathematics, #argumentation, social #epistemology.

I am currently the PI of the #ercfunded #ERC project 'The Social Epistemology of Argumentation'.

Most of my papers can be found #openaccess on my website 👉 & some of the more recent ones in my Uni page 👉

Jacarandá blooms fade,
Songbirds shelter from the heat—
The last day of Spring.

You know the academic publishing model is fucked up when you use to access your own paper. @academicchatter

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