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Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, Volume 2

Tania Lombrozo, Joshua Knobe, and Shaun Nichols


This is the second volume in Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, a series with the aim of providing a venue for publishing work in this emerging field. Experimental philosophy is a new movement that seeks to use empirical techniques to illuminate some of the oldest issues in philosophy. It is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and related disciplines, such as linguistics and sociology. 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 ... More

Keywords: experimental philosophy, epistemology, psychology, cognitive science, moral philosophy, metaphysics, political philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198815259
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198815259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tania Lombrozo, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Joshua Knobe, editor
Yale University

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

Part I Epistemology

1 Subtle Syntactic Cues Affect Intuitions about Knowledge

Zachary Horne, Arizona State University Andrei Cimpian, New York University

2 Epistemic Closure in Folk Epistemology

James R. Beebe and Jake Monaghan, University at Buffalo

3 Folk Epistemology and Epistemic Closure

Tim Kraft, University of Regensburg Alex Wiegmann, University of Göttingen

4 The Ordinary Concept of Knowledge-How

Chad Gonnerman, University of Southern Indiana Kaija Mortensen, Randolph College Jacob Robbins, University of Southern Indiana

Part II Moral and Political Philosophy

5 The Fact and Function of Meta-Ethical Pluralism

Jennifer Cole Wright, College of Charleston

6 In Defense of ‘Ought Implies Can’

Derek Leben, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown

7 Decisions Behind the Veil

Justin P. Bruner, Australian National University

Part III Metaphysics and Mind

8 The Object : Substance :: Event : Process Analogy

Alexis Wellwood, University of Southern California Susan J. Hespos, Northwestern University Lance J. Rips, Northwestern University

9 Personal Identity and Persisting as Many

Sara Weaver, University of Waterloo John Turri, University of Waterloo

10 Statutes of Limitations and Personal Identity

Christian Mott, Yale University

11 On the Matter of Robot Minds

Brian P. McLaughlin, Rutgers University David Rose, Rutgers University

End Matter