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Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy: Volume 1

Joshua Knobe, Tania Lombrozo, and Shaun Nichols


This is the inaugural volume of a new series, whose aim is to provide a venue for publishing work in this new field. Experimental philosophy is a new movement that seeks to use experimental techniques to illuminate some of the oldest issues in philosophy. It is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. 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 first volume includes both theoretical and experimental chapters as w ... More

Keywords: experimental philosophy, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, moral psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198718765
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Knobe, editor
Yale University

Tania Lombrozo, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Shaun Nichols, editor
University of Arizona

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Front Matter


Tania Lombrozo, University of California, Berkeley Joshua Knobe, Yale University Shaun Nichols, University of Arizona

1 Huck vs. JoJo

David Faraci, University of North Carolina David Shoemaker, Tulane University

2 The Cognitive Mechanisms of Intolerance*

Jennifer Cole Wright, College of Charleston Cullen B. McWhite, College of Charleston Piper T. Grandjean, University of Wyoming

3 Doing, Allowing, and Enabling Harm

Christian Barry, Australian National University Matthew Lindauer, Yale University Gerhard Øverland, University of Oslo

4 Attributing Responsibility

Tobias Gerstenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology David A. Lagnado, University College London

5 The Moral Status of an Action Influences its Perceived Intentional Status in Adolescents with Psychopathic Traits*

Elise M. Cardinale, Georgetown University Elizabeth C. Finger, University of Western Ontario Julia C. Schechter, Emory University Ilana T.N. Jurkowitz, National Institute of Mental Health R.J.R. Blair, National Institute of Mental Health Abigail A. Marsh, Georgetown University

6 The Concept of Intentional Action in High-Functioning Autism*

Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh Tiziana Zalla, Institut Jean Nicod

7 A Scientific Case for Conceptual Dualism*

Anthony I. Jack, Case Western Reserve University

8 Carving Up the Social World with Generics*

Sarah-Jane Leslie, Princeton University

9 Flavors of “Togetherness”

Deborah Tollefsen, University of Memphis Roger Kreuz, University of Memphis Rick Dale, University of California, Merced

10 The Good in Happiness*

Jonathan Phillips, Yale University Sven Nyholm, Universität zu Köln Shen-yi Liao, Nanyang Technological University

11 Causal Reasoning

James Woodward, University of Pittsburgh

12 Experimental Philosophy*

Taylor Shaw Murphy, Washington University, St. Louis

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