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Does Experimental Philosophy Have a Role to Play in Carnapian Explication?

Pinder, Mark (2017). Does Experimental Philosophy Have a Role to Play in Carnapian Explication? Ratio, 30(4) pp. 443–461.

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Abstract

Shepherd and Justus argue that experimental philosophy has an important role to play in the method of Carnapian explication, facilitating the preparatory stage during which the concept to be explicated is clarified. I raise concerns about their specific proposal, before sketching an alternative. In particular, I suggest that experimental philosophy can directly aid the construction of fruitful concepts. This provides a clear practical role for experimental philosophy, both within the sciences and theoretical inquiry more generally. In this respect, experimental philosophy may rightly be construed as one aspect of applied philosophy.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
ISSN: 1467-9329
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 56631
Depositing User: Mark Pinder
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 13:43
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 01:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/56631
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