Experimental Metaphysics

2017.11.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Rose (ed.), Experimental Metaphysics, Bloomsbury, 2017, 242pp., $91.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781474278614. Reviewed by David
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2017.11.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Rose (ed.), Experimental Metaphysics, Bloomsbury, 2017, 242pp., $91.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781474278614. Reviewed by David Mark Kovacs, Tel Aviv University This book is the latest in a series from Bloomsbury on experimental philosophy and its applications to specific areas. Experimental philosophy started in the early 2000s as a radical movement seeking to replace “armchair” reliance on intuitions with a systematic collection of data about them, basically with the tools and methods of cognitive science. (“Seeking to replace” may be an overly diplomatic expression; some probably still remember the image of the burning armchair.) As the movement gained traction this radical rhetoric gradually tapered off, and the results of experimental work are now increasingly incorporated into many mainstream areas of philosophy, for instance, epistemology and the philosophy of action. Yet, while empirical methods per se. . .

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