Public Philosophy

See also the "Quick Guides" section of my research page, for overviews, cheat sheets, and handouts.


16.) Podcast Episode at the Empowered Relationship Podcast.

  • 50 minutes.

  • Discusses how words shape our feelings and relationships.

  • For a popular audience.

15.) Talk on Love and Limerence

  • Sketches "We Forge the Conditions of Love" in an informal way.

  • It was an academic talk, but it is probably still relatively accessible.

  • 60 minutes

14.) "A Philosopher Looks at Limerence"

Self-Deception about Trauma

13.) Trauma's Trilemma Presentation

  • Starts at 4.19. The link starts at the beginning of my talk.

  • My talk runs for 30 minutes. The full session is two hours.

  • Also features a presentation by Ivan Mangiulli (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; criminology).

  • Abstract.

  • Handout.

The 'She Said, He Said' Paradox

12.) "Dr. Sahar Joakim Interviews..." podcast episode

  • I first sketch evidence law about testimony.

  • I then explain the 'she said, he said' paradox.

  • I explain the epistemology of rape accusations, including diagnosing undue sources of doubt about rape accusations.

11.) Episode of Excited Utterance on the 'She Said, He Said' Paradox

  • 30 minute discussion about the 'she said, he said' paradox.

  • Episode 89, released 13th April 2020.

10.) Keynote Presentation at the Southeastern Epistemology Conference

  • My session starts 6 minutes in, and lasts 90 minutes.

  • Investigates the 'she said, he said' paradox, focusing on what a 'she said, he said' case is.

  • This is a research talk, but is relatively accessible for the general public.

  • The link includes a transcript, and here is the handout.

  • Comments by Ted Poston.

9.) Social Epistemology Network presentation on the 'She Said, He Said' Paradox

  • A ten-minute introduction to the paradox.

  • Begins with a description of how the paradox fits in to my broader research.

  • Recorded April 2020.

Ethics of Belief

8.) Public Philosophy Panel on Stereotyping and AI in Medicine

  • I introduce the 'relevant alternatives framework' conception of evidence and explain how it illuminates medical judgement.

  • I describe how single-source evidence is impotent at addressing some error possibilities, including that it is misleading, even if the evidence makes the hypothesis highly probable. I emphasise that second-source evidence (corroborating evidence) can address those error possibilities.

  • 15 minute presentation. (Four presentations in total.) Followed by discussion.

  • Hosted by the Philosophy and Medicine Project at King's College London (KCL).

7.) Episode of Journal Entries about 'Evidentialism and Moral Encroachment'

  • Gives an overview of the moral encroachment debate.

  • Includes reflections on the topics, three years after the essay was written.

  • This website, called 'Listening Notes', has featured the episode. The website includes a summary, transcript, and suggested further reading.

Legal Epistemology

6.) Dialexicon podcast episode

  • On Spotify and Youtube.

  • 60 minutes, on legal epistemology.

  • For high school students.

5.) Legal Character Evidence Prohibitions and the Opacity of Character, Open for Debate, with Jacob Smith

  • Research lies at the intersection of evidence law, philosophy, and psychology.

  • Research received a Graduate Research Award from the University of Tennessee.

4.) Interview with Hi-Phi Nation.

  • The episode discusses the use of profiling and statistical evidence in sentencing decisions.

  • Season 3, episode 2, released 16th February 2019

3.) Profiling and Proof

  • Research presentation at the University of Cologne.

  • This is not aimed at the broader public; it is a research talk.

  • This research was published as "Profiling and Proof: Are Statistics Safe" in Philosophy (winner of the Royal Instiute of Philosophy prize).

  • Note: This presentation was from a long time ago, when I was still a student.

2.) Interview with Legal-Phi

  • Published 16th April 2018


1.) Syllabus Showcase

  • Syllabus Showcase for an innovative course on emerging research topics.

  • The courses topics were Ignorance, Distraction, and Confusion.