A Feminist Critique of Experimental Philosophy

In the first issue of the recently launched on-line open-access journal Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, there is a piece by Gaile Pohlhaus Jr. entitled, "Different Voices, Perfect Storms, and Asking
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In the first issue of the recently launched on-line open-access journal Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, there is a piece by Gaile Pohlhaus Jr. entitled, "Different Voices, Perfect Storms, and Asking Grandma What She Thinks: Situating Experimental Philosophy in Relation to Feminist Philosophy." It has made its way onto my never-ending reading list!Here is the abstract:At first glance it might appear that experimental philosophers and feminist philosophers would make good allies. Nonetheless, experimental philosophy has received criticism from feminist fronts, both for its methodology and for some of its guiding assumptions. Adding to this critical literature, I raise questions concerning the ways in which “differences” in intuitions are employed in experimental philosophy. Specifically, I distinguish between two ways in which differences in intuitions might play a role in philosophical practice, one which puts an end to philosophical conversation and the other which provides impetus for. . .

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