X-Phi Meets the History of Philosophy

Recent work in experimental philosophy has raised a host of important questions about the relationship between philosophy and empirical psychology. Yet many of these questions were actually
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Recent work in experimental philosophy has raised a host of important questions about the relationship between philosophy and empirical psychology. Yet many of these questions were actually discussed in earlier periods in the history of philosophy. Indeed, it often seems that recent work in experimental philosophy is much more closely connected to work in the history of philosophy (Aristotle, Hume, Nietzsche) than it is to more contemporary analytic philosophy.To bring out some of the connections between experimental philosophy and the history of philosophy, we will be holding a workshop at NYU on Feb. 20. All of the speakers will be scholars of the history of philosophy, and each of them will be discussing the ways in which the sorts of questions raised by experimental philosophy were addressed by figures in some earlier period.The workshop will feature an all-star cast of scholars:   Kathryn Tabb (Columbia University) Comments: Don Garrett (New York University)  Peter Anstey (The. . .

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