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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
Experimental epistemology is perhaps the most thriving part of experimental philosophy, and it is making its mark on epistemology. Beebe has brought together some of the most innovative experimental epistemologists, and the resulting volume is an essential contribution to epistemology that will be debated by traditional and experimental epistemologists alike. -- Edouard Machery, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA
James Beebe's is the first anthology devoted exclusively to experimental philosophy of knowledge. It is essential reading for scholars interested in the role that stakes and the possibility of error play in the attribution of knowledge. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *