Louis Chartrand


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

His work aims at exploiting text mining tools to model knowledge formation and evolution for the purpose of conceptual analysis.


Representative Publications:

Chartrand, L., Meunier, J.-G., Chartier, J.-F., Pulizzotto, D., López González, J. A., Livadaru, A., Un algorithme pour extraire les segments qui expriment un concept – premières expérimentations, in Hébert, L. (ed.), Applied Semantics, Special Issue: Applied Semiotics, Applicable Semiotics: New Methods / Sémantiques appliquées, numéro spécial : Sémiotique appliquée, sémiotique applicable: nouvelles méthodes, n°26, 2018, p. 108-124.

Chartier, J.-F., Pulizzotto, D., Chartrand, L. et Meunier, J.-G, A Data-Driven Computational Semiotics: The Semantic Vector Space of Magritte’s Artworks, Semiotica, Special issue on Meaningful Data.

Chartrand, L., Agencéité et responsabilité des agents artificiels dans un monde de connaissances, Éthique publique, vol.19, n°2, 2017.

Chartrand, L., Cheung, J., Bouguessa, M., Detecting Large Concept Extensions, International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, 2017.

Chartrand, L., Meunier, J.-G., Peindre Magritte avec des mots: analyse conceptuelle dans l’œuvre de Magritte à l’aide d’un corpus de descripteurs sémiotiques, Cahiers de l'ISC, n°5, 2015.

David Rose


McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychology Program at Washington University, St. Louis.

He currently works on issues at the intersection of cognitive science and metaphysics and cognitive science and epistemology.


Rose, D. (2017). Folk Intuitions of Actual Causation: A Two-Pronged Debunking Explanation. Philosophical Studies 174, 1323-1361.

Rose, D., Schaffer, J. (2017). Folk Mereology is Teleological. Noûs 51, 238-270.

Rose, D., Buckwalter, W., & Nichols, S. (2017). Neuroscientific Prediction and the
Intrusion of Intuitive Metaphysics. Cognitive Science 41(2), 482-502.

Rose, D. (2105). Belief is Prior to Knowledge. Episteme 12, 385-399.

Rose, D. (2015). Persistence Through Function Preservation. Synthese 192, 97-146.

Wesley Buckwalter

Incoming Presidential Fellow and permanent faculty at the University of Manchester

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.


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.

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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. 

Chris olivola


Assistant Professor of Marketing and BP Junior Faculty Chair (AY 2018-2019), Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. Affiliated faculty in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University.

His research examines human intuition, judgment, and decision-making, from psychological and behavioral economic perspectives.


Representative Publications:

Olivola, C. Y., & Sagara, N. (2009). Distributions of observed death tolls govern sensitivity to human fatalities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(52), 22151-22156.

Olivola, C. Y., & Shafir, E. (2013). The Martyrdom Effect: When pain and effort increase prosocial contributions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(1), 91-105.

Olivola, C. Y., Funk, F., & Todorov, A. (2014). Social attributions from faces bias human choices. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(11), 566-570.

Olivola, C. Y. (2018). The interpersonal sunk-cost effect. Psychological Science, 29(7), 1072-1083.

D.M. Oppenheimer, C.Y. Olivola (Eds.), The science of giving: Experimental approaches to the study of charity, Taylor & Francis, New York (2011)

Markus Kneer

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Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, University of Zurich. Principal Investigator, Swiss National Foundation project “Guilty Minds and Biased Minds”

He works on philosophy of language, mind and moral psychology, and currently leads a 4-year SNF research project exploring biases in the ascription of inculpating mental states. 


Representative Publications:

Kneer, M. & Machery, E. (2019), "No luck for moral luck", Cognition (182), 331-348

Kneer, M. (2018), "The norm of assertion: empirical data", Cognition (177), 165-171.

Kneer, M. (2018), "Perspective and epistemic state ascription", Review of Philosophy and Psychology 9 (2), 313-341. 

Kneer, M. & Bourgeois-Gironde, S. (2017), "Mens rea ascription, outcome effects and expertise", Cognition (169), 139-146.  

Kneer, M., Vicente, A., & Zeman, D. (2017) "Relativism about predicates of personal taste and perspectival plurality", Linguistics and Philosophy 40 (1), 37-60.