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Thought Experiments and Experimental Philosophy

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Much of the recent movement organized under the heading “Experimental Philosophy” has been concerned with the empirical study of responses to thought experiments drawn from the literature on philosophical analysis. I consider what bearing these studies have on the traditional projects in which thought experiments have been used in philosophy. This will help to answer the question what the relation is between Experimental Philosophy and philosophy, whether it is an “exciting new style of [philosophical] research”, “a new interdisciplinary field that uses methods normally associated with psychology to investigate questions normally associated with philosophy” (Knobe et al. 2012), or whether its relation to philosophy consists, as some have suggested, in no more than the word ‘philosophy’ appearing in its title, or whether the truth lies somewhere in between these two views.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Ludwig, Kirk
Keywords: Thought Experiments, Experimental Philosophy, Philosophical Methodology
Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
Depositing User: Dr. Kirk Ludwig
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 12:57
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 12:57
Item ID: 12468
Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
Date: 2 January 2016

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