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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Edouard Machery. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Edouard Machery, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Edouard Machery. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Edouard Machery, often where they are interviewed.

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Philosopher Edouard Machery

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Contemporary Philosophy: Global conversations

Hosted by John symons, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas. In a conversation with Edouard Machery. An American philosopher, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science. And the author of Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds, Doing Without Concepts and working on a new book on whether we should trust science. On this episode we'll discuss experimental philosophy.

Aug 09 2020 · 35mins
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Episode 12: Edouard Machery

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The interviewee in this episode is Dr. Edouard Machery. The interviewer is Sarah Reiff Conell. The website for the seminar can be found at https://infoecosystems.pitt.edu, where listeners can find a calendar of public events from September 2019 to May 2020. Our blog can be found at https://medium.com/information-ecosystems, and our Twitter account is @Info_Ecosystems. Dr. Machery's website is https://www.edouardmachery.com/. This episode was recorded on February 26, 2020.

The podcast team includes Sarah Reiff Conell, Shack Hackney, Jane Rohrer, Erin O'Rourke, and Briana Wipf, along with support from the organizers and leadership team of this Mellon Sawyer Seminar.

This episode was recorded at the University Center for Teaching and Learning, with special assistance from Max Glider.

This podcast is produced from the community surrounding a 2019-2020 Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh. Our group seeks to advance critical understanding of where data comes from and how it is used, setting the present moment within a century-long history of information supply and its power-laden consequences.

May 08 2020 · 54mins

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Redefine Statistical Significance by Edouard Machery

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Are decisions made by scientists one century ago still with us and weigh down science? One decision involves the rules scientists play by when it comes to statistical significance, and more specifically, the rule that results fall below a .05 threshold to count as significant. The point of this threshold is to help minimize false positives. But .05 is consistent with at least 33% of results being false...or worse!

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"Ronald Fisher understood that the choice of 0.05 was arbitrary when he introduced it. Since then, theory and empirical evidence have demonstrated that a lower threshold is needed. A much larger pool of scientists are now asking a much larger number of questions, possibly with much lower prior odds of success. For research communities that continue to rely on null hypothesis significance testing, reducing the P value threshold for claims of new discoveries to 0.005 is an actionable step that will immediately improve reproducibility."

Special Guest: Edouard Machery.

Apr 04 2020 · 51mins
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Edouard Machery, “Philosophy Within Proper Bounds” (Oxford UP, 2017)

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There are five people on the track and a runaway trolley that will hit them, and you are on a footbridge over the track with a large person whose body can stop the trolley in its tracks. Should you push the large person to his death to save the five...

Jun 15 2018 · 1hr 2mins

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Edouard Machery, “Philosophy Within Proper Bounds” (Oxford UP, 2017)

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There are five people on the track and a runaway trolley that will hit them, and you are on a footbridge over the track with a large person whose body can stop the trolley in its tracks. Should you push the large person to his death to save the five on the track? Using hypothetical cases and questions about them to elicit judgments is a prominent method of analytic philosophy to discover modal or necessary truths – truths about what must be the case. The method is used to consider what action is right, whether free will requires the ability to do otherwise, whether knowledge requires something more than justified true belief, whether the mind must depend on the body, and so on. In his new book Philosophy Within Proper Bounds (Oxford University Press, 2017),  Edouard Machery draws on more than a decade of experimental philosophical and psychological research by himself and others to argue that the method of cases should be shelved. On his view, variations across study subjects by demographic factors such as age and by presentation effects such as the order in which cases are presented show that the results of the method are fundamentally unreliable, and that we should suspend judgment about their results. Machery recommends instead a reorientation of the mainstream analytical philosophical tradition: philosophers should limit themselves to modally modest questions, and they can engage in a modified psychological form of conceptual analysis in which we seek to understand what sets of automatic inferences individuals or groups tend to draw, rather than seeking conceptually necessary truths.

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Jun 15 2018 · 1hr 5mins
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Episode 8 - Edouard Machery

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On Episode 8, Nick talks with Edouard Machery, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, about his early upbringing in the French tradition of philosophy of science, his search for new ways of doing philosophy while studying at MIT and Harvard, his work in the philosophy of cognitive science, and how philosophers (and scientists) can apply to study at the Center for Philosophy of Science. 

Jan 30 2017 · 42mins
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Edouard Machery (1), April 20, 2009: "Did Morality Really Evolve?"

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Apr 23 2009 · 56mins
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Edouard Machery (2), April 20, 2009: "Did Morality Really Evolve?"

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Apr 23 2009 · 25mins