James D. Grayot
I'm a postdoctoral research fellow in the Mind, Language & Action Group (MLAG) of the Instituto de Filosofia, Universidade do Porto.
I've held visiting fellowships at the Tilburg Center for Moral Psychology, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) (Tilburg University) and at the Center for Research in Experimental and Applied Epistemology (CRESA) (Vita Salute San Raffaele University).
I've taught courses at universities across Europe and the US, including Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Leiden University, University of Groningen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rutgers State University, and San Jose State University.
I completed my PhD at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
You can contact me at: james [dot] grayot [at] gmail [dot] com
"How Can Embodied Cognition Naturalize Bounded Rationality?" (w/ Enrico Petracca) (under review)
"Representation-hungry Cognition: Reformulating the Explanatory 'Problem-Domain'" (under review)
"The Problem of Instrumentalized Knowledge" (w/ Job Siegmann) (under review)
Taming Uncertainty: Review of Hertwig, Pleskac, and Pachur (2019). Erasmus Journal for Philosophy & Economics. 15, 2. 2022. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v15i2.703
From Philosophy to Anesthesiology and Back: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on the Neural Correlates of State Consciousness (co-authored with Hjalmar Hansen). Biology & Philosophy 37, 3. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-021-09832-z
Economic Agency and the Subpersonal Turn in Economics. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics, pp. 83-95. 2021. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315739793
New Functionalism and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (co-authored with Lukas Beck). European Journal for Philosophy of Science. 11, 103. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13194-021-00420-2
Dual Process Theories in Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics: a Critical Review. Review of Philosophy and Psychology. 11, 105–136, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13164-019-00446-9
Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices: Review of Bueno, Chen, and Fagan (2018). Metapsychology Online. 2020. http://metapsychology.net/index.php/book-review/individuation-process-and-scientific-practices/
Self-Control, Decision Theory, and Rationality: Review of JL Bermúdez (2018). Journal of Economic Methodology. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350178X.2020.1729531
From Selves to Systems: On the Intrapersonal and Intraneural Dynamics of Decision Making. Journal of Economic Methodology, 1-20, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350178X.2019.1625213
Agency & Choice: On the Cognitive and Conceptual Foundations of Agency in Economics and Behavioral Decision Research. PhD thesis. Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/114982. To read a summary, click here.
The Quasi-economic Agency of Human Selves. Œconomia. History, Methodology, Philosophy, (7-4), 481-511, 2017. https://journals.openedition.org/oeconomia/2790
Neural Networks, Real Patterns, and the Mathematics of Constrained Optimization: An Interview with Don Ross. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 9(1), pp.142-155. 2016. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v9i1.224
PAPERS COMPLETED & IN PROGRESS
"Dual Process Theory and the Challenges of Functional Individuation (w/ Lukas Beck and Thijs Heijmeskamp) (completed)
“Two Problems With the Mentalism-Behaviorism Dichotomy in Economics” (completed)
"Experimenting with Risky Choices: A Dynamical Systems Perspective" (w/ Ralf Cox) (in progress)
"Disambiguating Dynamical Systems in Human Decision-Making" (in progress)
"Representing Value in Neuroeconomics” (in progress)
“Strategic Reasoning, Decision Making, and the Anti-Representationalist Agenda: Methodological Considerations for Scaling-Up E-Cognition.” Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (Dec 10).
“Imagination and the Anti-representationalist Agenda.” Pretend play and E-cognition: University of Antwerp, Center for Philosophical Psychology (Sept 19-21).
“Improving Decision Models: Enlightened Bayesianism meets Computational Cognition.” Economic Behaviors: Models, Measurements, and Policies: Como School for Advanced Studies (June 30-July 5).
“Enlightened Bayesianism meets Computational Cognition.” From Brain to Behavior - Neuroscience and the Social Sciences: IMT Lucca School for Advanced Study (May 22-24).
“From Selves to Systems: on the Refinement and Integration of Dualistic Models of Rational Choice.” Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Behavioral Economics Workshop: University of Helsinki (May 22-23).
“Cognitivism in Behavioral Decision Research: on the Computational Basis of Cognition.” 5th Annual Nordic Network for Philosophy of Science: University of Copenhagen (Apr 20-21).
“The Quasi-Economic Agency of Human Selves.” Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Science: University of Antwerp (Sept 14).
“Folk Psychology and the Human Socio-Cognitive Syndrome”. 2nd Conference for the Intl. Association for Cognitive Semiotics: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (June 20-22).
“What Are We Really Talking About When We Talk About Folk Psychology?” Annual Conference for the Nederlandse Onderzoeksschool Wijsbegeerte (OZSW): Vrije University Amsterdam (Dec 12).
“Minded Agents, Economic Agents, and Ordinary Folk”. Conference 12th Intl. Network for Economic Method: University of Cape Town (Nov 18-23)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | lecturer | 2018 - 2022
Epistemology [two terms]
Philosophy of Social Science [two terms]
PPE in Practice (PiP 2)
"Ethical Aspects of Climate Science" (in PiP 2).
Leiden University | lecturer | 2021
University of Groningen | lecturer | 2019 – 2020
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Scientific Knowledge: Theory into Praxis
Philosophy of Science (Honours College) [two terms]
Rutgers State University | lecturer | 2017 - 2020
Introduction to Formal Reasoning and Decision-Making (online) [six terms complete]
Erasmus University Rotterdam | guest lecturer | 2018
“Values in Science” (Philosophy of Science 2)
“Theory” (Philosophy of Science 1)
"Models" (Philosophy of Science 1)
Curriculum development of “Philosophy of Science 3”
Erasmus University Rotterdam | tutorial instructor | 2015 – 2018
Philosophy of Economics [14 tutorials]
San Jose State University | lecturer | 2011
Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking [two terms]
Journal of Economic Methodology
Journal of Value Inquiry
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Erasmus Journal of Philosophy & Economics
Book Review Editor | 2022 - present
Journal of Economic Methodology
Copy Editor / English Proofreader | 2013 - present
Erasmus Journal of Philosophy & Economics. Over 100 articles copy-edited.
PhD Council representative | Erasmus University Rotterdam | 2016 – 2017
Representative for the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (EGS3H).
EIPE Research Assistant | Erasmus University Rotterdam | 2013 – 2014
Assistant for Dr. Conrad Heilmann, co-director of Erasmus Institute for Philosophy & Economics.
EIPE Student Representative | Erasmus University Rotterdam | 2013 – 2014
Organizer and liaison for research master student affairs within the department of theoretical philosophy.