Online papers

Consciousness

Cultural evolution

Free will and moral responsibility

Imagination

Introspection

Intuitions

Mindreading

Moral psychology

Self

 

Consciousness

Fiala, B., Arico, A., and Nichols, S. forthcoming. On the Psychological Origins of Dualism. In E. Slingerland & M. Collard (eds.) Creating Consilience. Oxford University Press.

Arico, A., Fiala, B., Goldberg, R., and Nichols, S. 2011. The Folk Psychology of Consciousness. Mind & Language, 26, 327-352.

 

 

Cultural evolution

Nichols, S. 2007. The Rise of Compatibilism: A Case Study in the Quantitative History of Philosophy. In P. French and H. Wettstein (ed.) Midwest Studies in Philosophy, XXXI. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 260-270.

Nichols, S. 2004. Is Religion What We Want? Motivation and the Cultural Transmission of Religious Representations. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 4, 347-371.

Nichols, S. 2002. On the Genealogy of Norms: A Case for the Role of Emotion in Cultural Evolution. Philosophy of Science, 69, 234-255.

 

Free will and moral responsibility

Nichols, S. forthcoming. The Indeterminist Intuition: Source and Status. The Monist.

Knobe, J. and Nichols, S. 2011.  Free Will and the Bounds of the Self. In R. Kane (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Free Will.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nichols, S. 2011. Experimental Philosophy and the Problem of Free Will. Science, 331, 1401-1403.

Sarkissian, H., Chatterjee, A., De Brigard, F., Knobe, J., Nichols, S. and Sirker, S. forthcoming. Is Belief in Free Will a Cultural Universal? Mind & Language.

Nichols, S. and Vargas, M. 2008. How to Be Fair to Psychopaths. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, 14, 153-155.

Roskies, A. and Nichols, S. forthcoming. Bringing Moral Responsibility Down to Earth. Journal of Philosophy.

Nichols, S. 2008. How Can Psychology Contribute to the Free Will Debate? In J. Baer, J. Kaufman, & R. Baumeister (eds.) Are We Free? Oxford University Press, 10-31.

Nichols, S. 2007. After Incompatibilism: A Naturalistic Defense of the Reactive Attitudes. Philosophical Perspectives, 21, 405-428.

Nichols, S. and Knobe, J. 2007. Moral Responsibility and Determinism: The Cognitive Science of Folk Intuitions. Nous, 41, 663-685.

Nichols, S. 2006. Folk Intuitions about Free Will. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 6.

Nichols, S. 2006. Free Will and the Folk: Responses to Commentators. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 6.

Nichols, S. 2004. Folk Psychology of Free Will. Mind & Language, 19, 473-502.

 

Imagination

Nichols, S. 2006. Introduction. In S. Nichols (ed.) The Architecture of the Imagination. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1-16.

Nichols, S. 2006. Imaginative Blocks and Impossibility: An Essay in Modal Psychology. In S. Nichols (ed.) The Architecture of the Imagination. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nichols, S. 2006. Just the Imagination: Why Imagining Doesn't Behave Like Believing. Mind & Language, 21, 459-474.

Nichols, S. 2004. Review of Currie & Ravenscroft Recreative Imagination. Mind, 113, 329-334.

Nichols, S. 2004. Imagining and Believing: The Promise of a Single Code. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Special issue on Art, Mind, and Cognitive Science, 62, 129-139.

German, T. and Nichols, S. 2003. Children's Counterfactual Inferences about Long and Short Causal Chains. Developmental Science, 6, 514-523.

Nichols, S. 2003. Imagination and the Puzzles of Iteration. Analysis, 63, 182-7.

Nichols, S. and Stich, S. 2000. A Cognitive Theory of Pretense. Cognition, 74, 115-147.

 

Introspection

Kozuch, B., and Nichols, S. forthcoming. Awareness of Unawareness: Folk Psychology and Introspective Transparency. Journal of Consciousness Studies.

Fiala, B. and Nichols, S. 2009. Confabulation, Confidence, and Introspection. (Commentary on Peter Carruthers) Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Nichols, S. and Stich, S. 2005. Reading One's Own Mind: Self-Awareness and Developmental Psychology. In New Essays in Philosophy of Language and Mind, a supplemental volume of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, eds. M. Ezcurdia, R. Stainton & C. Viger.

Nichols, S. and Stich, S. 2003. How to Read Your Own Mind: A Cognitive Theory of Self-Consciousness. In Consciousness: New Philosophical Essays, eds. Q. Smith and A. Jokic. Oxford University Press, 157-200.

Nichols, S. 2001. The Mind's 'I' and the Theory of Mind's 'I': Introspection and Two Concepts of Self. Philosophical Topics, 28, 171-199.

 

Intuitions

Knobe, J. and Nichols, S. 2008. An Experimental Philosophy Manifesto. Experimental Philosophy. Oxford University Press.

Cohen, J. and Nichols, S. forthcoming. Colors, Color Relationalism, and the Deliverances of Introspection. Analysis.

Nichols, S. and Ulatowski, J. 2007. Intuitions and Individual Differences: The Knobe Effect Revisited. Mind & Language, 22, 346-365..

Machery, E., Mallon, R., Nichols, S., and Stich, S. 2004. Semantics, Cross-Cultural Style. Cognition, 92, B1-B12.

Nichols, S. 2004. Folk Concepts and Intuitions: From Philosophy to Cognitive Science. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

Nichols, S., Stich, S., and Weinberg, J. 2003. Metaskepticism: Meditations in Ethno-Epistemology. In The Skeptics, ed. S. Luper. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 227-247.

Weinberg, J., Nichols, S. and Stich, S. 2001. Normativity and Epistemic Intuitions, Philosophical Topics, 29, 429-460.

 

Mindreading

Nichols, S. forthcoming. Mindreading and the Philosophy of Mind. In J. Prinz (ed.) The Oxford Handbook on Philosophy of Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nichols, S. 2002. Folk Psychology. In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London: Nature Publishing Group, 134-140.

Nichols, S. and Stich, S. 1998. Rethinking Co-Cognition. Mind & Language, 13, 499-512.

Stich, S. and Nichols, S. 1997. Cognitive Penetrability, Rationality, and Restricted Simulation. Mind & Language, 12, 297-326.

Nichols, S., Stich, S., Leslie, A., and Klein, D. 1996. Varieties of Off-Line Simulation. In Theories of Theories of Mind, eds. P. Carruthers and P. Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 39-74.

Nichols, S., Stich, S., and Leslie, A. 1995. Choice Effects and the Ineffectiveness of Simulation: Response to Kuhberger et al. Mind & Language, 10, no. 4, 437-445.

Stich, S. and Nichols, S. 1995. Second Thoughts on Simulation. In Mental Simulation: Evaluations and Applications, eds. M. Davies and A. Stone. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 87-108.

Stich, S. and Nichols, S. 1992. Folk Psychology: Simulation or Tacit Theory. Mind & Language, 7, no. 1, 35-71.

 

Moral psychology

Nichols, S. forthcoming. Emotions, Norms, and the Genealogy of Fairness. Politics, Philosophy & Economics.

Freiman, C. and Nichols, S. 2011. Is Desert in the Details? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

Young, L., Nichols, S., and Saxe, R. 2010. Investigating the Neural and Cognitive Basis of Moral Luck. In J. Knobe, T. Lombrozo & E. Machery (eds.) Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 1, 333-349.

Lopez, T., Zamzow, J., Gill, M., and Nichols, S. forthcoming. Side Constraints and the Structure of Commonsense Ethics. Philosophical Perspectives.

Zamzow, J. and Nichols, S. 2009. Variations in Ethical Intuitions. Philosophical Issues 19.

Gill, M. and Nichols, S. 2008. Sentimentalist Pluralism: Moral Psychology and Philosophical Ethics. Philosophical Issues 18, 143-163.

Nichols, S. 2008. Sentiment, Intention, and Disagreement: Replies to Blair & D'Arms. In W. Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.) The Psychology and Biology of Morality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Nichols, S. 2008. Sentimentalism Naturalized. In W. Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.) The Psychology and Biology of Morality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Nichols, S. 2008. Moral Rationalism and Empirical Immunity. In W. Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.) The Psychology and Biology of Morality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 395-407.

Nichols, S. 2007. On the Psychological Diversity of Moral Insensitivity. In O. Vilarroya & F. Argimon (eds.) Social Brain Matters. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Nichols, S. and Mallon, R. 2006. Moral Dilemmas and Moral Rules. Cognition.

Nichols, S. 2005. Innateness and Moral Psychology. In The Innate Mind: Structure and Content, eds. P. Carruthers, S. Laurence, and S. Stich. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nichols, S. 2004. After Objectivity: An Empirical Study of Moral Judgment. Philosophical Psychology, 17, 5-28.

Nichols, S. and Folds-Bennett, T. 2003. Are Children Moral Objectivists? Children's Judgments about Moral and Response-Dependent Properties. Cognition, 90, B23-32.

Nichols, S. 2002. How Psychopaths Threaten Moral Rationalism: Is It Irrational to Be Amoral? The Monist, 85, 285-304.

Nichols, S. 2002. Norms with Feeling: Towards a Psychological Account of Moral Judgment, Cognition, 84, 221-236.

Nichols, S. 2001. Mindreading and the Cognitive Architecture underlying Altruistic Motivation, Mind & Language, 16, 425-455.

 

Self

Klein, S. and Nichols, S. forthcoming. Memory and the Sense of Personal Identity. Mind.

Nichols, S. and Bruno, M. 2010. Intuitions about Personal Identity: An Empirical Study. Philosophical Psychology, 23, 293-312.

Nichols, S. 2008. Imagination and the I. Mind & Language, 23, 518-535.

Nichols, S. 2007. Imagination and Immortality: Thinking of Me. Synthese,159, 215-233.