Experimental Philosophy

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Joshua Knobe (Yale University) describes a new philosophical tool called experimental philosophy. To explain the project, he introduces some new research from Felipe De Brigard, and he shows how it applies to a traditional problem in philosophy. He ends with a question for the viewers: does philosophy’s new tool help us make progress on philosophical questions?

Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Linguistics at Yale University

I am an experimental philosopher, appointed in both the Program in Cognitive Science and the Department of Philosophy. Most of my work involves using the kinds of experimental methods associated with cognitive science to address the kinds of questions associated with philosophy.

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