The Folk Probably do Think What you Think They Think

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (3):421-441 (2013)
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Anna Edmonds
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
David Manley
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Billy Dunaway
University of Missouri, St. Louis
Abstract
Much of experimental philosophy consists of surveying 'folk' intuitions about philosophically relevant issues. Are the results of these surveys evidence that the relevant folk intuitions cannot be predicted from the ‘armchair’? We found that a solid majority of philosophers could predict even results claimed to be 'surprising'. But, we argue, this does not mean that such experiments have no role at all in philosophy.
Keywords experimental philosophy  philosophical methodology  folk surveys  folk intuition  ordinary intuition  philosophical intuition  x-phi  meta-x-phi
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2012.724430
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