Workshop: XPhiSci 2019

15 – 16 oktober, 2019, M2.3, Studenterhuset, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4

Experimental methods in philosophy - understood as the conduction of surveys on philosophical questions and the use of statistical analysis - were pioneered in the early 2000s and have been on the rise ever since. Experimental philosophy is not uncontroversial, but it is undeniable that it has forced philosophers to critically reflect on traditional 'armchair' philosophizing. In the philosophy of science experimental approaches have hitherto been comparably dormant. This is in some sense surprising: one may think that philosophers of science would be particularly receptive to approaches that promise more scientificity. It is the aim of this conference to explore reasons for this slow uptake and to encourage ways of bringing experimental methods to bear also in the philosophy of science by discussing opportunities and problems.

Organiseret af: CSS
Kontaktperson: Randi Mosegaard