Professor James Beebe
Prof. James Beebe is Associate Professor of philosophy at the University at Buffalo. His primary areas of specialization are in mainstream and experimental epistemology. He is the editor of Advances in Experimental Epistemology, Bloomsbury (2014) [link: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/advances-in-experimental-epistemology-9781474257053/] and series editor for the Advances in Experimental Philosophy book series [link: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/series/advances-in-experimental-philosophy/], published by Bloomsbury.
Some of Prof. Beebe’s recent publications include:
“Does Skepticism Presuppose Explanationism?” in Kevin McCain and Ted Poston (eds.), Best Explanations: New Essays on Inference to the Best Explanation (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
“Knowledge In and Out of Contrast” (with Mikkel Gerken), Noûs 50 (2016): 133–164
“Individual and Cross-Cultural Differences in Semantic Intuitions: New Experimental Findings” (with Ryan J. Undercoffer), Journal of Cognition and Culture 16 (forthcoming, 2016).
“Moral Objectivism Across the Lifespan” (with David Sackris), Philosophical Psychology (forthcoming)
Prof. Beebe’s role on the When Experts Disagree project will be to supervise the empirical study of how experts from various disciplines think about disagreement in their fields, including the major factors that these experts think give rise to persistent disagreement, how best to communicate issues of scientific disagreement to the general public and policy makers, and what kinds of constructive recommendations for approaching hotly contested debates they may have.