Experimental Philosophy and the Problem of Objectivity
Jedlička Petr, Paitlová Jitka
Objectivity is an essential concept with a convoluted history in both philosophy and science. Th is book presents a theoretical analysis and contemporary revision of the concept with the help of experimental philosophy.
In recent years, experimental philosophy has substantially enriched philosophy by adopting methods from sociology, psychology and cognitive sciences, which have been successfully applied in many of its subfi elds, such as conceptual analysis or ethical decision-making. In this volume, these investigations are extended even further into areas concerning various aspects of objectivity, among them heuristics and biases, reproducibility, and the understanding of the nature of reality among scientists. However, it also defi nes some inherent limits to the implementation of the new methodology in philosophy
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