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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg May 14, 2016

Experimental Philosophy

  • Adam Feltz
From the journal Analyse & Kritik


Experimental philosophy is a new approach to philosophy that incorporates the experimental methodologies of psychology, behavioral economics, and sociology. Experimental philosophers generally maintain that, in addition to traditional philosophical practices, these ways of gathering evidence can be instrumental in shedding light on philosophically important issues. Rather than relying on their own intuitions about specific cases, experimental philosophers perform systematic experiments to determine what intuitions people have about those cases. These intuitions are then used as evidence. In this context, four main approaches to experimental philosophy are introduced, a sample of experimental philosophy's results is offered, and some of the philosophical importance of those results is explained.

Online erschienen: 2016-5-14
Erschienen im Druck: 2009-11-1

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