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Experimental Philosophy: Volume 2

Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols


This book contains fourteen chapters—thirteen previously published and one new—that reflect the fast-moving changes in the field of experimental philosophy over the last five years. Experimental philosophy is one of the most innovative and exciting parts of the current philosophical landscape; it has also engendered controversy. Proponents argue that philosophers should employ empirical research, including the methods of experimental psychology, to buttress their philosophical claims. Rather than armchair theorizing, experimental philosophers should go into the field to research how people act ... More

Keywords: experimental philosophy, empirical research, experimental psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199927418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Knobe, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Yale University

Shaun Nichols, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

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2 Accentuate the Negative

Joshua Alexander, Ronald Mallon, and Jonathan M. Weinberg

3 On Intuitional Stability

Jennifer Cole Wright

4 Dimensions of Mind Perception

Heather M. Gray, Kurt Gray, and Daniel M. Wegner

5 Two Conceptions of Subjective Experience

Justin Sytsma and Edouard Machery

6 The Folk Psychology of Consciousness*

Adam Arico, Brian Fiala, Robert F. Goldberg, and Shaun Nichols

7 The Psychology of Meta-ethics

Geoffrey P. Goodwin and John M. Darley

8 Folk Moral Relativism*

Hagop Sarkissian, John Park, David Tien, Jennifer Cole Wright, and Joshua Knobe

10 Causation, Norm Violation, and Culpable Control*

Mark Alicke, David Rose, and Dori Bloom

11 Norms Inform Mental State Ascriptions

Kevin Uttich and Tania Lombrozo

12 The Vernacular Concept of Innateness

Paul Griffiths, Edouard Machery, and Stefan Linquist*

13 Gender and Philosophical Intuition*

Wesley Buckwalter and Stephen Stich