Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind

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The past decade has witnessed an exciting (and controversial) new approach to philosophy: Experimental philosophers aim to supplement, and perhaps to supplant, traditional philosophical approaches by employing empirical methods from the social sciences. In Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind, leading experimental philosophers apply these methods to questions about the nature of the mind, the self, consciousness, moral judgment, and concepts.

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Overview

The past decade has witnessed an exciting (and controversial) new approach to philosophy: Experimental philosophers aim to supplement, and perhaps to supplant, traditional philosophical approaches by employing empirical methods from the social sciences. In Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind, leading experimental philosophers apply these methods to questions about the nature of the mind, the self, consciousness, moral judgment, and concepts.

By bringing empirical methods to bear on key issues, Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind pushes the debates forward, casting new insight on perennial problems. This is an essential resource for professors, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates interested in either philosophy of mind or the burgeoning field of experimental philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472514806
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/22/2014
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Justin Sytsma is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand

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Table of Contents

Series Preface
1. Introduction, Justin Sytsma
2. The Role of Intuition, Jennifer Nado
3. How Many of Us are There?, Hannah Tierney, Chris Howard, Victor Kumar, Trevor Kvaran, and Shaun Nichols
4. Phenomenal Consciousness Disembodied, Wesley Buckwalter and Mark Phelan
5. Pain Hallucinations, Kevin Reuter, Dustin Phillips, and Justin Sytsma
6. Taking an “Intentional Stance” on Moral Psychology, Jordan Theriault and Liane Young
7. More than a Feeling: Counterintuitive Effects of Compassion on Moral Judgment, Anthony Jack, Philip Robbins, Jared Friedman, and Chris Meyers
8. New Evidence for the Heterogeneity Hypothesis, Edouard Machery
Glossary
Annotated Bibliography
Index

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