THE RISE AND FALL OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY

@article{Kauppinen2007THERA,
  title={THE RISE AND FALL OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY},
  author={Antti Kauppinen},
  journal={Philosophical Explorations},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={118 - 95}
}
  • A. Kauppinen
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Explorations
In disputes about conceptual analysis, each side typically appeals to pre-theoretical ‘intuitions’ about particular cases. Recently, many naturalistically oriented philosophers have suggested that these appeals should be understood as empirical hypotheses about what people would say when presented with descriptions of situations, and have consequently conducted surveys on non-specialists. I argue that this philosophical research programme, a key branch of what is known as ‘experimental… 
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