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Psychological Themes in the School of Alexius Meinong

Ed. by Dewalque, Arnaud / Raspa, Venanzio

Series:Meinong Studies / Meinong Studien 10

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December 2019
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2020
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978-3-11-066485-0
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What Role Can Experimental Psychology Play in Philosophical Investigations: Meinong and Benussi as Precursors of Experimental Philosophy?

Berghofer, Philipp

Abstract

Experimental philosophy is often considered a novel and exciting movement in philosophy that paves the way for new ways of interdisciplinary research and offers an unprecedented methodology that allows gaining unexpected results that could revolutionize philosophical research. In this paper, however, we shall see that the methodology of experimental philosophy has been well-known and even practiced at Meinong’s Graz school of object theory and experimental psychology. This is particularly true for the works of Vittorio Benussi that can be regarded as an experimental confirmation of some of Husserl’s central theses. We shall also shed light on some shortcomings of how experimental philosophy is currently practiced and argue for bringing an intuition-free experimental philosophy into focus. In the final section, we will see that Benussi’s experimental research qualifies as such an intuition-free experimental philosophy.

Citation Information

Philipp Berghofer (2019). What Role Can Experimental Psychology Play in Philosophical Investigations: Meinong and Benussi as Precursors of Experimental Philosophy?. In Arnaud Dewalque, Venanzio Raspa (Eds.), Psychological Themes in the School of Alexius Meinong (pp. 61–84). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110664850-005

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110664850

Online ISBN: 9783110664850

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