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Many readers of this blog have probably already seen the latest issue of Emotion Review, which features Nina Strohminger's review of Colin McGinn's book on disgust. There is also a terrific set of
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Many readers of this blog have probably already seen the latest issue of Emotion Review, which features Nina Strohminger's review of Colin McGinn's book on disgust. There is also a terrific set of commentaries that expand on the themes prompted by Strohminger's review.In particular, David Pizzaro's commentary is focused on the challenges of interdisciplinary research. Pizzaro rightly joins Strohminger in excoriating McGinn's data-free approach to theorizing disgust, and noting the essentiality of data to making scientific claims. Pizarro also rightly emphasizes the importance of intellectual humility in doing interdisciplinary research. Toward the end of the commentary, Pizarro writes,Philosophers interested in empirical questions about the mind, but who have not themselves been trained in experimental methods or statistical analyses, are more likely [...] to selectively report results that support their argument [...]I find this claim curious. Is it the case that experimental. . .

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