Friday, January 30, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Tania Lombrozo, University of California Berkeley, "Explanation: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful".
Lab and Research Narrative:
My research explores several topics within cognitive psychology. How do we conceptualize the world around us? Why are we driven to seek explanations, and what makes some explanations more satisfying than others? How do we represent and reason about theoretically fundamental concepts like causation, functions, and moral status? Investigating these basic questions about cognition involves the marriage of experimental methods from psychology with the conceptual analysis of analytic philosophy.
Accordingly, much of my work is informed by philosophy of science, epistemology, and moral philosophy.