Blake Myers

          • Research Interests

Broadly construed, I work on issues in logic, artificial intelligence, machine learning, image recognition, natural language processing, epistemology, philosophy of science, and education. Some of my more specific interests include the nature of explanation, the relationship between knowledge and belief, the evolution of language, logical and epistemic paradoxes, aims and methods of educational assessment, marketing psychology, and anatomy of prefrontal cortex.

Publications

  • Myers, B. (2019). "A paradox involving representational states and activities," Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 8, 96-100. pdf

  • Myers-Schulz, B., Pujara, M., Wolf, R., & Koenigs, M. (2013). "Inherent emotional quality of human speech sounds," Cognition and Emotion, 27, 1105-1113. pdf

  • Myers-Schulz, B., & Schwitzgebel, E. (2013). "Knowing that P without believing that P," Noûs, 47, 371-384. pdf

  • Myers-Schulz, B., & Koenigs, M. (2012). “Functional anatomy of ventromedial prefrontal cortex: Implications for mood and anxiety disorders,” Molecular Psychiatry, 17, 132-141. pdf

Some responses to my work

  • Priest, G. (2021). "Myers' paradox," Thought: A Journal of Philosophy.

  • Beebe, J. (2013). "A Knobe effect for belief ascriptions," The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 4, 235-258. pdf

  • Buckwalter, W., Rose, D., & Turri, J. (2013). “Belief through thick and thin,” Noûs. pdf

  • Murray, D., Sytsma, J., & Livengood, J. (2013). "God knows (but does God believe?),” Philosophical Studies, 166, 83-107. pdf

  • Rose, D., & Schaffer, J. (2013). "Knowledge entails dispositional belief," Philosophical Studies, 166, 19-50. pdf

Conversations with GPT-3

  • Here, I provide some examples of interactions that I've had with OpenAI's language bot, GPT-3.