Experimental Philosophy

Paperback | July 21, 2008

EditorJoshua Knobe, Shaun Nichols

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Experimental philosophy is a new movement that seeks to return the discipline of philosophy to a focus on questions about how people actually think and feel. Departing from a long-standing tradition, experimental philosophers go out and conduct systematic experiments to reach a betterunderstanding of people's ordinary intuitions about philosophically significant questions. Although the movement is only a few years old, it has already sparked an explosion of new research, challenging a number of cherished assumptions in both philosophy and cognitive science. The present volume provides an introduction to the major themes of work in experimental philosophy, bringing together some of the most influential articles in the field along with a collection of new papers that explore the theoretical significance of this new research.

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Experimental philosophy is a new movement that seeks to return the discipline of philosophy to a focus on questions about how people actually think and feel. Departing from a long-standing tradition, experimental philosophers go out and conduct systematic experiments to reach a betterunderstanding of people's ordinary intuitions about ...

Joshua Knobe is assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He has published widely in both psychology (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science) and philosophy (Nous, Analysis). Shaun Nichols is in the Philosophy Department and Cognitive Science Progr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols: An Experimental Philosophy Manifesto2. Jonathan Weinberg, Shaun Nichols and Stephen Stich: Normativity and Epistemic Institutions3. Edouard Macher, Ron Mallon, Shaun Nichols, and Stephen Stich: Semantics, Cross-Cultural Style4. Rob Woolfolk, John Doris, and John Darley: Identification, Situational Constraint, and Social Cognition: Studies in the Attribution of Moral Responsibility5. Eddy Nahmias, Stephen Morris, Thomas Nadelhoffer, and Jason Turner: Is Incompatibilism Intuitive?6. Shaun Nichols and Joshua Knobe: Moral Responsibility and Determinism: The Cognitive Science of Folk Intuitions7. Joshua Knobe: The Concept of Intentional Action: A Case Study in the Uses of Folk Psychology8. Thomas Nadelhoffer: Bad Acts, Blameworthy Agents, and Inentional actions: Some Problems for Juror Impartiality9. Fiery Cushman and Alfred Mele: Intentional Action: Two-and-a-Half Folk Concepts?10. Jesse Prinz: Empirical Philosophy and Experimental Philosophy11. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: Abstract + Concrete=Paradox12. Ernest Sosa: How Are Experiments Relevant to Intuitions?

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"Experimental philosophy is one of the most exciting and controversial developments in philosophy in recent years. Whether it undermines or extends the methods of traditional philosophy, it raises questions that go to the heart of philosophical inquiry. This book collects many key experimentalstudies and theoretical analyses, bringing the reader to the leading edge of the current debate."--Dave Chalmers, Department of Philosophy, Australian National University