Advances in Experimental Epistemology

2015.04.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James R. Beebe (ed.), Advances in Experimental Epistemology, Bloomsbury, 2014, 210pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472507372.
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2015.04.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James R. Beebe (ed.), Advances in Experimental Epistemology, Bloomsbury, 2014, 210pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472507372. Reviewed by Alexandra Bradner, Independent Scholar James Beebe's is the first anthology devoted exclusively to experimental philosophy of knowledge. It is essential reading for scholars interested in the role that stakes and the possibility of error play in the attribution of knowledge, in particular, the role that experimental studies of these contextual details can play in the choice between semantic contextualism (Cohen 1999, DeRose 1992, 1995) and subject-sensitive/interest-relative invariantism (Stanley 2005, Hawthorne 2004). Beyond that, Derek Powell et al.'s "Semantic Integration as a Method for Investigating Concepts" should interest experimental philosophers looking for novel materials and tasks, and Jonathan Weinberg's "The Promise of Experimental Philosophy and the Inference. . .

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