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The Social Turn in Moral Psychology (MIT Press)

This book examines the methodology of moral psychology.  Its thesis is that a deeper engagement with the social sciences can lead to increased progress in moral psychology, and it proposes that the best way to bring moral psychology and the social sciences together is to use a novel ethical schema that I call "the causal theory of ethics".  Available here from

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(with Fei Xu) The Metaphysics of the Development of the Cognitive System: Why the Brain Cannot Replace the Mind. In Press, Current Controversies in Cognitive Science (Routledge), edited by Simon Cullen and Sarah-Jane Leslie.

(with Fei Xu) The Epistemology of Rational Constructivism. In The Review of Philosophy and Psychology.

Intuitions, Naturalism, and Benacerraf's Problem.  In S. Bangu (ed.)  Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge.  Routledge.

(with Michel ShamyWhy the ethical justification of randomized clinical trials is a scientific question. In Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

(with Julie De Meulemeester, Lucas Jurkovic, Michael Reaume, Dar Dowlatshahi, Grant Stotts, Michel ShamyMany randomized clinical trials may not be justified: a cross-sectional analysis of the ethics and science of randomized clinical trialsIn Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

(with Paulina Kyriakopoulos and Michel Shamy) Translating Futility.  In Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

(with Michel ShamyProjectibility, Disagreement, and Consensus: A Challenge to Clinical Equipoise. In Theoretical & Applied Ethics(ungated version)

(with Tamar Kushnir) Development Links Psychological Causes with Evolutionary Explanations. In Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

How (Not) to Bring Biology and Psychology Together.  In Philosophical Studies. (ungated version)

(with Barbara Koslowski) Intuition vs. Reason: Strategies that People use to Think About Moral Problems. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (eds) Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

(with Michel Shamy) What Statistics Cannot Tell us About the Neurological Exam.  In Annals of Neurology.

Review of Evolution and Human Behavior: Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature.  In Philosophical Psychology.

Philosophical Intuitions.  In Cohnitz, D. and Haggqvist, S. (eds) The Role of Intuitions in Philosophical Methodology, Studia Philosophica Estonica.