A Companion to Experimental Philosophy
This is a comprehensive collection of essays that explores cutting-edge work in experimental philosophy, a radical new movement that applies quantitative and empirical methods to traditional topics of philosophical inquiry.
Situates the discipline within Western philosophy and then surveys the work of experimental philosophers by sub-discipline
Contains insights for a diverse range of fields, including linguistics, cognitive science, anthropology, economics, and psychology, as well as almost every area of professional philosophy today
Edited by two rising scholars who take a broad and inclusive approach to the field
Offers a complete introduction for non-specialists and students to the central approaches, findings, challenges, and controversies in experimental philosophy
A Companion to Experimental Philosophy
Notes on Contributors
Joshua Alexander is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Siena College, where he also directs the cognitive science program. His work focuses primarily on the nature of philosophical cognition and intellectual disagreement. He is the author of Experimental Philosophy - An Introduction (Polity, 2012).
Peter R. Anstey is ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He specializes in early modern philosophy and is the author of John Locke and Natural Philosophy (Oxford, 2011).
James R. Beebe is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo and Director of the Experimental Epistemology Research Group.
Gunnar Björnsson is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University and Coordinator of the Moral Responsibility Research Initiative at the University of Gothenburg. His research focuses on issues in metaethics, moral psychology, and moral responsibility.
Berit Brogaard is Professor of Philosophy at University of Miami, Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research and Professor II at University of Oslo.
Wesley Buckwalter is Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo.
Hoi-yee Chan is a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Arizona.
Edward T. Cokely is Presidential Research Professor and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma, specializing in the Psychology of Skilled and Informed Decision Making. He also serves as research faculty at the MaPlanck Institute for Human Development (DE) and the National Institute for Risk and Resilience (USA), and is co-managing director of RiskLiteracy.org.
Florian Cova is a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva
Fiery Cushman is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.
Mike Dacey is a graduate student in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis.
David Danks is Professor of Philosophy & Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. His main areas of research are computational cognitive science, philosophy of cognitive science, and machine learning. He is the author of Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representations as Graphical Models (MIT Press) and articles in numerous journals.
Max Deutsch is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong.
Igor Douven is Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research.
Matt L. Drabek is Content Specialist at ACT, Inc. and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Iowa. He is the author of Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups (Lexington Books, 2014).
Adam Feltz is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Ethics at Michigan Technological University where he directs the Ethical Decision-Making and Ethical Naturalism Laboratory and is co-managing director of RiskLiteracy.org.
Carrie Figdor is Associate Professor of Philosophy and core faculty in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Iowa. Her primary research is in philosophy of psychology and neuroscience, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. She is also coauthor, with Molly Paxton and Valerie Tiberius, of 'Quantifying the Gender Gap: An Empirical Study of the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy' ( Hypatia , 2012).
Ori Friedman is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo.
Joshua D. Greene is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.
Nicole Hassoun is Associate Professor of Philosoph