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Methodological Advances in Experimental Philosophy

Methodological Advances in Experimental Philosophy

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Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year 17/09/2020
Pages 352
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
ISBN 9781350190399
Categories Philosophy of mind, Philosophy of science
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Until recently, experimental philosophy has been associated with the questionnaire-based study of intuitions. This volume brings together established and emerging research leaders from several areas of experimental philosophy to explore how new empirical methods from the behavioural sciences and digital humanities can contribute to philosophical debates. Each chapter offers an accessible overview of these exciting innovations, demonstrating their application in a key area of philosophy and discussing their strengths and limitations. Methods covered include eye tracking, virtual reality technology, neuroimaging, statistical learning and experimental economics as well as corpus linguistics, visualisation techniques and data and text mining. The volume explores their use in moral philosophy and moral psychology, epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and the history of ideas. Methodological Advances in Experimental Philosophy is essential reading for undergraduates, graduate students and researchers working in experimental philosophy.

Methodological Advances in Experimental Philosophy

Table of contents

Introduction, Eugen Fischer (University of East Anglia, UK) and Mark Curtis (University of East Anglia, UK)

Part I: Behavioural experiments beyond the questionnaire
1. Experimental philosophy and statistical learning, Shaun Nichols (University of Arizona, USA)
2. Eyes as Windows to Minds: Psycholinguistics for Experimental Philosophy, Eugen Fischer (University of East Anglia, UK) and Paul E. Engelhardt (University of East Anglia, UK)
3. Judge no Evil, see no Evil: do people's moral choices influence to whom they visually attend?, Jennifer Cole Wright (College of Charleston, USA), Evan Reinhold (College of Charleston), Annie Galizio (Utah State University, USA) and Michelle DiBartolo (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
4. Using fMRI in Experimental Philosophy: Exploring the Prospects, Rodrigo Diaz (University of Bern, Switzerland)
5. Using VR Technologies to investigate the Flexibility of Human Self-conception, Adrian J. T. Alsmith (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and Matthew R. Longo (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
6. Experimental Economics for Philosophers, Justin Bruner (Australian National University, Australia, Cailin O'Connor (University of California, Irvine, USA) and Hannah Rubin (University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana)

Part II: Digital X-Phi, DC: Introducing Digital and Computational Methods
7. Causation Attributions and Corpus Analysis, Justin Sytsma (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Roland Bluhm, Pascale Willemsen (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany), and Kevin Reuter (University of Bern, Switzerland)
8. Using Corpus Linguistics to investigate Mathematical Explanation, Juan Pablo Mejia-Ramos (Rutgers University, USA), Lara Alcock (University of Loughborough, UK), Kristen Lew (Texas State University, USA), Paolo Rago, Chris Sangwin (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Matthew Inglis (University of Loughborough, UK)
9. Natural Language Processing and Network Visualization for Philosophers, Andrew Higgins (Illinois State University, USA) and Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and Australian Catholic University, Australia)
10. History of Philosophy in Ones and Zeros, Arianna Betti (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Yvette Oortwijn (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Caspar Treijtel (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Hein van den Berg (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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