EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SIGNIFICANCE

@article{Knobe2007EXPERIMENTALPA,
  title={EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SIGNIFICANCE},
  author={Joshua Knobe},
  journal={Philosophical Explorations},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={119 - 121}
}
  • J. Knobe
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Explorations
Kauppinen argues that experimental philosophy cannot help us to address questions about the semantics of our concepts and that it therefore has little to contribute to the discipline of philosophy. This argument raises fascinating questions in the philosophy of language, but it is simply a red herring in the present context. Most researchers in experimental philosophy were not trying to resolve semantic questions in the first place. Their aim was rather to address a more traditional sort of… 
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