Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind

2014.11.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Justin Sytsma (ed.), Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind, Bloomsbury, 2014, 228pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.11.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Justin Sytsma (ed.), Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind, Bloomsbury, 2014, 228pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472514806. Reviewed by Kaija Mortensen, Randolph College Justin Sytsma has assembled a useful snapshot of the current state of experimental philosophy of mind. Each article builds on a substantial body of previous work in psychology, experimental philosophy, and traditional philosophy. Because of this, the chapters deliver compelling contributions to the literature on mental state attributions, moral judgments, personal identity, and concepts; they also illustrate the methodological advantages of combining the strengths of experimental philosophy and traditional philosophy. In his Introduction (Chapter 1), Sytsma notes that experimental philosophy seeks to better understand the human mind by investigating the cognitive processes that underlie our intuitive judgments. He further clarifies that. . .

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