New paper in Scientific Reports

January 17, 2024

Are epistemic actions subject to moral evaluation? At first sight, no: their intended consequences are on beliefs, not on the welfare of others. But in fact, yes: People do express moral disapproval by saying things like: “you should have checked!”.

Katarina, Francesca and Christophe published 'The importance of epistemic action in ascription of responsibility'

We published! A new paper on deniability by Belma, Francesca, Thom & Christophe!

January 12, 2023

The ACES team published a new paper on "Communication and deniability: Moral and epistemic reactions to denials".

The paper, co-authored by Francesca Bonalumi, Feride Belma Bumin, Thom Scott-Phillips and Christophe Heintz investigates the cognitive reactions to speakers' denials: if the speakers had incentives to mislead you, would their deniable still be credible? Would the speaker be blamed more for misleading you?

You can find the paper in a new Special Issue on "Relevance in Mind" in Frontiers in Psychology:

Publication on conservation efforts and monkeys, co-authored by Guilherme Silva

December 30, 2022

Guilherme co-authored the following paper:

The importance of well-protected forests for the conservation genetics of West African colobine monkeys. (December 2022). Tânia Minhós, Filipa Borges, Bárbara Parreira, Rúben Oliveira, Isa AleixoPais, Fabien H Leendertz, Roman Wittig, Carlos Rodríguez Fernandes, Guilherme Henrique Lima Marques Silva, Miguel Duarte, Michael W Bruford, Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva, Lounès Chikhi. American Journal of Primatology

Guilherme Silva co-authored a paper on the personality of marmosets

November 2, 2022

Guilherme co-authored the following paper:

Age, but not hand preference, is related to personality traits in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). (October 2022). Martina Konečná Michaela Masilkova, Vedrana Šlipogor, Guilherme Henrique Lima Marques Silva, Magdaléna Hadová, Stanislav Lhota, Thomas Bugnyar. Royal Society Open Science

Paper alert! Institutions of epistemic vigilance !

August 31, 2022

Institutions of Epistemic Vigilance: The Case of the Newspaper Press is finally published in Social Epistemology

In our paper, we argue that the need for reliable information boosts the cultural evolution of information curating methods and ultimately (but not necessarily) leads to the creation of institutions of epistemic vigilance.