New paper on the philosophical role of x-phi

The post is to point readers to a forthcoming article of potential interest: 'X-phi and Carnapian explication'. I co-authored it with James Justus. In the paper we try to bring together experimental
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The post is to point readers to a forthcoming article of potential interest: 'X-phi and Carnapian explication'. I co-authored it with James Justus. In the paper we try to bring together experimental philosophy and Rudolph Carnap’s notion of explication. The result is a view on the philosophical value of experimental philosophy that departs in certain ways from both the ‘negative program’ and the ‘positive program,’ as those labels are normally applied. The paper is archived at PhilPapers, and should be out in Erkenntnis soon: http://philpapers.org/rec/SHEXAC Here’s the abstract: The rise of experimental philosophy (x-phi) has placed metaphilosophical questions, particularly those concerning concepts, at the center of philosophical attention. X-phi offers empirically rigorous methods for identifying conceptual content, but what exactly it contributes towards evaluating conceptual content remains unclear. We show how x-phi complements Rudolf Carnap’s underappreciated methodology for. . .

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