Wesley buckwalter

Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

He specializes in epistemology, cognitive science, and moral psychology. A unifying theme of his research in these areas has been to study phenomenon such as knowledge, belief, delusion, consciousness, ability, luck, morality, expertise, and biases in light of pragmatic factors that arise in the course of practical reasoning and decision-making important for our everyday lives. He has published over thirty articles, entries, and chapters on these topics, which have been cited over 1,000 times. He has been awarded a Banting Fellowship through The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Representative Publications:

Buckwalter, W. Epistemic Contextualism and Linguistic Behavior. (2017). Handbook of Epistemic Contextualism. Ed. Ichikawa, J. J. Routledge.

Buckwalter, W. (2016). Intuition Fail: Philosophical Activity and the Limits of Expertise. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92(2), 378-410.

Buckwalter, W., Rose, D, & Turri, J. (2015). Belief through Thick and Thin. Noûs 49(4), 748 -775.

Buckwalter, W., Turri, J. (2015). Inability and Obligation in Moral Judgment. PLoS ONE 10(8), e0136589.

Buckwalter, W., & Schaffer, J. (2015). Knowledge, Stakes, and Mistakes. Noûs 49 (2): 201- 234.

Buckwalter, W. (2014). Factive Verbs and Protagonist Projection. Episteme 11 (4): 391- 409.

Buckwalter, W., & Turri, J. (2014). Telling, Showing and Knowing: A Unified Theory of Pedagogical Norms. Analysis 74 (1): 16-20.

Beebe, J., & Buckwalter, W. (2010). The Epistemic Side-Effect Effect. Mind & Language 25, 474-498.

Lila San Roque

Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. 

She studies grammar, interaction, and culture. Her research focus is on the lexical and grammatical expression of perception and knowledge (e.g., evidential systems, verbs of perception, egophoric markers) and how they are used in conversation and in language socialisation. Her fieldwork is with speakers of the Duna (or Yuna) language, which is spoken in Hela Province (formerly Southern Highlands Province) of Papua New Guinea, towards the western edge of the Highlands evidentiality area.



Representative Publications:

San Roque, L. (in press). Egophoric patterns in Duna verbal morphology (Trans New Guinea). In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

San Roque, L., Floyd, S., & Norcliffe, E. (2017). Evidentiality and interrogativity. Lingua, 186-187, 120-143. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2014.11.003.

San Roque, L. (2016). 'Where' questions and their responses in Duna (Papua New Guinea). Open Linguistics, 2(1), 85-104. doi:10.1515/opli-2016-0005.

San Roque, L., & Bergvist, H. (Eds.). (2015). Epistemic marking in typological perspective [Special Issue]. STUF -Language typology and universals, 68(2).

San Roque, L., Gawne, L., Hoenigman, D., Miller, J. C., Rumsey, A., Spronck, S., Carroll, A., & Evans, N. (2012). Getting the story straight: Language fieldwork using a narrative problem-solving task. Language Documentation and Conservation, 6, 135-174. 

Jordan Kiper

Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA.

His work centers on the anthropology of religion, violence, and human rights. In studying these topics, he has conducted extensive fieldwork with ex-fighters and survivors of armed conflicts in the Balkans.



Representative Publications:

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (In press). The logic and location of strong reciprocity: Anthropological and philosophical considerations. In M. Li & D. Tracer (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fairness, Equity and Justice. New York: Springs.

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2016). Shaking the Tyrant’s Bloody Robe: Evolutionary Perspectives on Intergroup Conflict, Religion, and Ethnic Violence. Politics and Life Sciences, 35(1), 27-40.

Kiper, J. (2015). War Propaganda, War Crimes, and Post-Conflict Justice in Serbia: An Ethnographic Account. The International Journal of Human Rights, 19(5), 572-591.

Sosis, R., & Kiper, J. (2014). Religion is more than Belief: What Evolutionary Theories of Religion tell us about Religious Commitments. In M. Bergmann & P. Kain (eds.), Challenges to Religion and Morality: Disagreements and Evolution (pp. 256-276). New York: Oxford University Press.

Sosis, R., & Kiper, J. (2014). Why Religion is better Conceived as a Complex System than a Normative Institution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 275-276.

Yuri Sato


Program-Specific Researcher in the Department of Philosophy at Kyoto University (starting from 1st September).

He received a PhD in philosophy at Keio University and a postdoc training in cognitive science at The University of Tokyo. His previous job was a research fellow at the University of Brighton (in a Leverhulme Trust project on diagrammatic reasoning). He is studying human thinking and reasoning, by applying theoretical ideas as in logic and philosophy to psychological experiments. He received the Best Paper Award at IEEE-VL/HCC 2015.


Representative Publications:

Sato, Y., Stapleton, G., Jamnik, M., & Shams, Z. (2018). Deductive reasoning about expressive statements using external graphical representations. In: Proceedings of 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (6 pages). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (in press)

Sato, Y., Sugimoto, Y., & Ueda, K. (2018). Real objects can impede conditional reasoning but augmented objects do not. Cognitive Science, 42, 691-707.

Sato, Y., Wajima, Y., & Ueda, K. (2018). Strategy analysis of non-consequence inference with Euler diagrams. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 27, 61-77.

Sato, Y., Masuda, S., Someya, Y., Tsujii, T., & Watanabe, S. (2015). An fMRI analysis of the efficacy of Euler diagrams in logical reasoning. In: Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (pp. 143-151). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press.

Sato, Y., & Mineshima, K. (2015). How diagrams can support syllogistic reasoning: an experimental study. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 24, 409-455.