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Experimental Philosophy

  • By: Edouard Machery & David Rose
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Experimental philosophy is part of a growing trend in philosophy, whereby scientific methods—formal and empirical—are brought to bear on questions of philosophical relevance. This entry explains why experimental philosophers have often focused on intuitions. It then examines the ...