What is Experimental Philosophy?. … and what is its value?. Eddy Nahmias Georgia State University SPP Workshop 2008. What Experimental Philosophy is not …. An attempt to solve philosophical debates by polling the folk … An attempt to replace “old-fashioned” philosophical methods …
… and what is its value?
Georgia State University
SPP Workshop 2008
“old-fashioned” philosophical methods …
Nadelhoffer and Nahmias, “The Past and Future of Experimental Philosophy” (Philosophical Explorations 2007)
“Experimental philosophers proceed by conducting experimental investigations of the psychological processes underlying people’s intuitions about central philosophical issues. Again and again, these investigations have challenged familiar assumptions, showing that people do not actually think about these issues in anything like the way philosophers had assumed.”
Knobe and Nichols “Manifesto” in Experimental Philosophy (OUP 2008)