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.