Stich and Tobia on the Negative Program

If you are interested in experimental philosophy’s ‘negative program,’ I highly recommend Stephen Stich and Kevin Tobia’s new paper Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Tradition. The paper
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If you are interested in experimental philosophy’s ‘negative program,’ I highly recommend Stephen Stich and Kevin Tobia’s new paper Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Tradition. The paper provides a cutting-edge summary of where this research program is at right now, including a beautiful review of the relevant empirical data.Now, I imagine that some of you are thinking: ‘Do I really need to read about the latest empirical data on this stuff? I have a pretty good sense for the results that were available five years ago. Maybe I can just ignore these latest empirical studies and focus on using my analytic prowess to work out the philosophical implications of the results I already know...’Wrong! There have been a number of very important developments in this area over the past few years, and any responsible exploration of the more philosophical issues will have to take account of them. It simply isn’t appropriate at this point to ignore these results and keep thinking about the. . .

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