List of Publications

I. Contributions in Journals and Books

Contributions in English:

Prochownik, K. M. (2021). The experimental philosophy of law: New ways, old questions, and how not to get lost. Philosophy Compass, 16(12), e12791.

Prochownik, K. “Big Gods” in ancient Mesopotamia: The cultural evolution of supernatural protectors (forthcoming). Journal of Cognitive Historiography.

Prochownik, K (forthcoming). Causation in the law, and experimental philosophy. In P. Willemsen & A. Wiegmann (Eds.), Advances in experimental philosophy of causation . Bloomsbury.

Prochownik, K., Wiegmann, A., & Horvath, J. (2021). Blame blocking and expertise effects revisited. Proceedings of the 43th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2323-2329). Cognitive Science Society.

Prochownik, K., Krebs, M., Wiegmann, A., & Horvath, J. (2020). Not as bad as painted? Legal expertise, intentionality ascription, and outcome effects revisited. In S. Denison., M. Mack, Y. Xu, & B.C. Armstrong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1930-1936). Cognitive Science Society.

Prochownik, K., & Cushman, F. A. (2019). Outcomes speak louder than actions? Testing a challenge to the two-process model of moral judgment. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2606-2612). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.

Prochownik, K. (2019). Gods and goodness by the rivers of Babylon: a cognitive scientific approach to ancient Mesopotamian moral theology. In T. Oshima & S. Kohlhaas (Eds.), Teaching morality in antiquity: wisdom texts, images, and oral traditions (pp. 265-287). Orientalische Religionen in der Antike. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Prochownik, K., & Unterhuber, M. (2018). Does the blame blocking effect for assignments of punishment generalize to legal experts? In T.T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2285-2290), Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Prochownik, K. (2017). Do people with a legal background dually process? The role of causation, intentionality and pragmatic linguistic considerations in judgments of criminal responsibility. In J. Stelmach, B. Brożek & Ł. Kurek (Eds.), The province of jurisprudence naturalized (pp. 168-194). Warsaw: Wolters Kluwer.

Contributions in Polish:

Prochownik, K. (2012). “Geneza złożonych systemów społecznych w świetle teorii koewolucji genetyczno-kulturowej Petera Richersona i Roberta Boyda: analiza hipotezy instynktów plemiennych”/ The origins of complex social systems in the light of gene-culture coevolutionary theory by Peter Richerson and Robert Boyd: an analysis of the tribal instincts hypothesis. In Samonek, A. (Ed.), “Teoria prawa między nowoczesnością a ponowoczesnością”/ Theory of law in between modernity and postmodernity (pp. 63-75). Krakow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego.

Prochownik, K. (2012). “Normy i normatywność z perspektywy Social Instincts Theory. Zmagania natury i kultury”/ Norms and normativity from the perspective of Social Instincts Theory: The struggle between nature and nurture. In Juzaszek, M. (Ed.), “Prawo a kultura – kultura a prawo”/ Law and culture – culture and law (pp. 193-220). Krakow: At Group.

II. Commentaries

Prochownik, K. (2019). Three questions about the social function of reason. Teorema: Revista Internacional de Filosofía, 38(1), 77-85 (book symposium on “The Enigma of Reason. A New Theory of Human Understanding” by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber).

White, C., Sousa P., & Prochownik, K. (2016). Explaining the success of karmic religions. Commentary on A. Norenzayan et al., The cultural evolution of prosocial religions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, 42-43.

Sousa., P., & Prochownik, K. (2014). Religion, prosociality, assortative sociality, and the evolution of large-scale cooperation: A few remarks on Martin & Wiebe. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 2 (1), 42-48. [Republished in Martin, L. H., and Wiebe, D. (Eds.), (2016). Conversations and controversies in the scientific study of religion: collaborative and co-authored essays by Luther H. Martin and Donald Wiebe, pp. 174-180. Boston: Brill.]

Ingram, G., & Prochownik, K. (2014). Restrictive and dynamic conceptions of the unconscious: Perspectives from moral and developmental psychology. Commentary on B. R. Newell & D. R. Shanks, Unconscious influences on decision making: A critical review. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(01), 34–35.

Ingram, G., & Prochownik, K. (2013). The notion of “identity fusion” raises more questions than it answers. Commentary on H. Whitehouse, Three wishes for the world. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History, 4 (2), 292–296.

III. Reviews

Prochownik, K. (2017). God on the Brain: Cognitive Science and Natural Theology. A book review of A Natural History of Natural Theology: The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion by Helen De Cruz and Johan de Smedt (2014). Marginalia Review of Books. Los Angeles Review of Books Channel.

IV. Blogging

Blogposts at the International Cognition and Culture institute:

Prochownik, K. (2016). Can cultural epidemiology explain the cultural evolution of monsters? Commentary on David Wengrow’s The Origins of Monsters. Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction (2013).

Sousa, P., Prochownik, K. (2015). A few comments on ‘Speaking Our Minds’. Commentary on Thomas Scott-Phillips’ Speaking Our Minds. Why Human Communication is Different, and How Language Evolved to Make it Special (2014).