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Articles and chapters

With M. Christen, A. Bernstein et al. (2020). Wenn Algorithmen für uns entscheiden: Chancen und Risiken der künstlichen Intelligenz. VDF Hochschulverlag. (When algorithms decide in our stead: Chances and risks of artificial intelligence, in German). [Link] 

Kneer, M., Marsili, N. (2024). The truth about assertion and retraction: A review of the empirical literature. In A. Wiegmann (ed.), Lying, Fake News, and Bullshit (to appear). Bloomsbury Press. [Link]

Baumgartner, L., Kneer, M. (2024). The meaning of 'reasonable': Evidence from a corpus-linguistic study. In K. Tobia (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Jurisprudence (to appear). Cambridge University Press. [Link]

Mikalonytė, E., Kneer, M. (2023). What is art? The role of intention, beauty, and institutional recognition. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (1807–1814). Cognitive Science Society. [Link​]

Kneer, M., Viehoff, J. (2023). Are there irrelevant utilities? What the folk think (and why this is relevant). Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (3039–3047). Cognitive Science Society. [Link​]

Baumgartner, L., Kneer, M. (2023). What's the matter with 'reasonable'? Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (2736–2743). Cognitive Science Society. [Link]

Güver, L. & Kneer, M. (2023). Causation, foreseeability, and norms. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (888–895). Cognitive Science Society. [Link]

Machery, E., Kneer, M., Willemsen, P., Newen, A. (2023). Beyond the courtroom: Agency and the perception of free will. In P. Henne & S. Murray (eds.), Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Action (171–190). Bloomsbury Press. [Link]

Kandul, S., Micheli, V., Beck, J., Burri, T., Fleuret, F., Kneer, M., Christen, M. (2023). Human control redressed: Comparing AI and human predictability in a real-effort task. Computers in Human Behaviour Reports 10, 100290. [Link]

Güver, L. & Kneer, M. (2023). Causation and the silly norm effect. In S. Magen & K. Prochownik (eds.), Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Law (133–168). Bloomsbury Press. [Link] Runner-up for William James Prize at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 2021.


Kneer, M. & Skoczén, I. (2023). Outcome effects, moral luck and the hindsight bias. Cognition 232, 105258. [Link]

With I. Hannikainen, K. P. Tobia et al. (2022). Coordination and expertise foster legal textualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (44), e2206531119. [Link]

Kneer, M., & Hannikainen, I. R. (2022). Trolleys, triage and Covid-19: The role of psychological realism in sacrificial dilemmas. Cognition and Emotion 36 (1), 137–153. [Link]

Mikalonytė, E. S. & Kneer, M. (2022). Can artificial intelligence make art? ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction 11 (4), 43:1–19. [Link] Most downloaded paper in the history of the journal.

Kneer, M. (2022). Contextualism vs. Relativism: More empirical data. In J. Wyatt, J. Zakkou & D. Zeman (eds.). Perspectives on Taste (109–139). Routledge. [Link]

Tolmeijer, S., Kandul, S., Kneer, M., Christen, M., Bernstein, A. (2022) Capable but amoral? Comparing AI and human team members in moral decision-making contexts. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 160: 1–17. [Link] Honorable mention for best paper award (top 5%).

Kneer, M. (2022). Reasonableness on the Clapham Omnibus: Exploring the outcome- sensitive folk concept of reasonable. In Bystranowski, P., Janik, B. & Prochnicki, M. (eds.) Judicial Decision-Making: Integrating Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives (25–48). Springer Nature. [Link]

Kneer, M. (2021). Norms of assertion in the US, Germany & Japan. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 118 (37), e2105365118. [Link]

Kneer, M. (2021). Can a robot lie?. Cognitive Science 45 (10), e13032. [Link]

Kneer, M. (2021). Predicates of personal taste, semantic incompleteness, and necessitarianism. Linguistics and Philosophy 44 (5), 981–1011. [Link]

Stuart, M. & Kneer, M. (2021). Guilty Artificial Minds: Folk Attributions of Mens Rea and Culpability to Artificially Intelligent Agents. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 5 (CSCW2), 1–27. [Link]

Kneer, M. (2021). Predicates of personal taste: empirical data. Synthese 199, 6455–6471. [Link]

Kneer, M., & Stuart, M. T. (2021). Playing the blame game with robots. Companion of the 2021 ACM/IEEE Int. Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 407–411. [Link]

Frisch, L., Kneer, M., Krueger, J. & Ullrich, J. (2021) The Effect of Outcome Severity on Moral Judgment and Interpersonal Goals of Perpetrators, Victims, and Bystanders. European Journal of Social Psychology 51 (7), 1158–1171. [Link]

Kneer, M., Colaço, D., Alexander, J., Machery, E. (2021). On second thought: Reflections on the Reflection Defense. In Lombrozo, T., Knobe, J., & Nichols, S. (eds.), Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, Volume 4 (257–296). Oxford University Press. [Link]

With I. Hannikainen, K. P. Tobia et al. (2021). Are There Cross-Cultural Legal Principles? Modal Reasoning Uncovers Procedural Constraints on Law. Cognitive Science 45 (9), e13024. [Link]

Kneer, M. (2021). Success and Knowledge in Action: Saving Anscombe’s Account of Intentionality. In P. Grabarczyk and T. Ciecierski (eds.) Context Dependence in Language, Action, and Cognition (131–154). De Gruyter. [Link]

With F. Cova, B. Strickland et al. (2021). Estimating the reproducibility of experimental philosophy. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 12 (1), 9–44. [Link]

Tolmeijer, S., Kneer, M., Sarasua, C., Christen, M., Bernstein, A. (2020). Implementations in Machine Ethics: A Survey. ACM Computing Surveys 53 (6), 1–38. [Link]


Kneer, M. & Machery, E. (2019). No luck for moral luck. Cognition 182, 331–348. [Link]

Kim, H., Kneer. M. & Stuart M. (2019). The content-dependence of imaginative resistance. In F. Cova and S. Rénault (eds.) Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Aesthetics (143–165). Bloomsbury Publishing. [Link]

Kneer, M. (2018). The norm of assertion: Empirical data. Cognition 177C, 165–171. [Link]


Bourgeois-Gironde, S. & Kneer. M. (2018), Intention, cause, et responsabilité: Mens Rea et effet Knobe. In S. Ferey and F. G’Sell (eds.) Causalité, Responsabilité et Contribution à la Dette (117–144). Bruylant. [Link]

Kneer, M. (2018). Perspective and epistemic state ascriptions. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 9 (2), 313–341. [Link]

Kneer, M. & Bourgeois-Gironde, S. (2017). Mens rea ascription, expertise and outcome effects: Professional judges surveyed. Cognition 169, 139–146. [Link]

Kneer, M., Vicente, D. & Zeman, D. (2017). Relativism about predicates of personal taste and perspectival plurality. Linguistics & Philosophy (40), 37–60. [Link]

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