9780745649184-0745649181-Experimental Philosophy: An Introduction

Experimental Philosophy: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780745649184
ISBN-10: 0745649181
Edition: 1
Author: Alexander, Joshua
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Polity
Format: Paperback 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780745649184
ISBN-10: 0745649181
Edition: 1
Author: Alexander, Joshua
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Polity
Format: Paperback 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Alexander, Joshua wrote Experimental Philosophy: An Introduction comprising 160 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0745649181 and 9780745649184. Since then Experimental Philosophy: An Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Experimental philosophy uses experimental research methods from psychology and cognitive science in order to investigate both philosophical and metaphilosophical questions. It explores philosophical questions about the nature of the psychological world - the very structure or meaning of our concepts of things, and about the nature of the non-psychological world - the things themselves. It also explores metaphilosophical questions about the nature of philosophical inquiry and its proper methodology.

This book provides a detailed and provocative introduction to this innovative field, focusing on the relationship between experimental philosophy and the aims and methods of more traditional analytic philosophy. Special attention is paid to carefully examining experimental philosophy's quite different philosophical programs, their individual strengths and weaknesses, and the different kinds of contributions that they can make to our philosophical understanding. Clear and accessible throughout, it situates experimental philosophy within both a contemporary and historical context, explains its aims and methods, examines and critically evaluates its most significant claims and arguments, and engages with its critics.

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