Qualitative tools and experimental philosophy

Andow, James (2016) Qualitative tools and experimental philosophy. Philosophical Psychology, 29 (8). pp. 1128-1141. ISSN 0951-5089

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Experimental philosophy brings empirical methods to philosophy. These methods are used to probe how people think about philosophically interesting things such as knowledge, morality, and freedom. This paper explores the contribution that qualitative methods have to make in this enterprise. I argue that qualitative methods have the potential to make a much greater contribution than they have so far. Along the way, I acknowledge a few types of resistance that proponents of qualitative methods in experimental philosophy might encounter, and provide reasons to think they are ill-founded.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptual analysis,experimental philosophy,intuitions,intuitive processing,philosophical methodology,qualitative methods,quantitative methods,reflective processing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > UEA Experimental Philosophy Group
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 07 May 2024 01:08
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66003
DOI: 10.1080/09515089.2016.1224826


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