Advances in Experimental Epistemology (Advances in Experimental Philosophy)
By: James R. Beebe (editor)Paperback
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Experimental epistemology uses experimental methods of the cognitive sciences to shed light on debates within epistemology,the philosophical study of knowledge and rationally justified belief. In this first critical collection on this exciting new subfield, leading researchers tackle key questions pertaining to knowledge, evidence, and rationally justified belief. Advances in Experimental Epistemology addresses central epistemological issues such as whether subjects in high stakes situations need to possess stronger evidence in order to have knowledge;whether and in what respects knowing that p depends upon what actions one undertakes in light of p; how philosophers should respond to deep and pervasive disagreement about particular cases of knowledge and belief and the methodological challenges to epistemology that are presented by disagreement in epistemic intuitions.As well as moving research in epistemology forward, this cutting-edge volume helps define the future course of research in experimental philosophy.
James R. Beebe is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, USA.
Notes on Contributors Introduction, James R. Beebe 1. Experimental Evidence in Support of Anti-Intellectualism About Knowledge, N. Angel Pinillos and Shawn Simpson 2. Winners and Losers in the Folk Epistemology of Lotteries, John Turri and Ori Friedman Why It Matters That We Disagree, Joshua Alexander, Chad Gonnerman, and John Waterman 3. Contrasting Cases, Nat Hansen 4. Salience and Epistemic Egocentrism: An Empirical Study, Joshua Alexander, Chad Gonnerman, and John Waterman. 5. Semantic Integration as a Method for Investigating Concepts, Derek Powell, Zachary Horne, and N. Angel Pinillos. 6. The Mystery of Stakes and Error in Ascriber Intuitions, Wesley Buckwalter 7. Is Justification Necessary for Knowledge?, David Sackris and James R. Beebe 8. The Promise of Experimental Philosophy and the Inference, Jonathan Weinberg Index
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