Experimental Philosophy: A Critical Study (Paperback)

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Over the past one and a half decades, the scope of experimental philosophy (x-phi) has expanded significantly. Experimental research programmes now cover almost all areas of philosophy, including epistemology, the philosophy of language, action theory, and the free will debate, to name just a few. This volume introduces the reader to these new developments in an accessible and systematic way. It explains how x-phi differs from traditional views of philosophy, investigates in depth how it uses empirical evidence to support philosophical conclusions of various kinds, and introduces the reader to both the most widely discussed experimental studies and the latest advancements in the field. As a critical study, it also examines the various criticisms that x-phi has received over the years and seeks, tentatively, to adjudicate them.

About the Author

Nikil Mukerji is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and the Study of Religion at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universita]t Mu]nchen (Munich, Germany) and academic director of the executive master's degree programme Philosophie Politik Wirtschaft (PPW) also at LMU. He studied business administration, economics, philosophy, logic and scientific theory in Munich (Germany), Aberdeen (UK) and Auckland (NZ). His research and teaching interests comprise practical philosophy and particularly ethics, the philosophy of science (esp. economics), practical logic and argumentation theory as well as experimental philosophy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786611253
ISBN-10: 1786611252
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 13th, 2019
Pages: 248
Language: English