What is a philosophical effect? Models of data in experimental philosophy

Philosophical Studies 172 (12):3273-3292 (2015)

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Bryce Huebner
Georgetown University
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Papers in experimental philosophy rarely offer an account of what it would take to reveal a philosophically significant effect. In part, this is because experimental philosophers tend to pay insufficient attention to the hierarchy of models that would be required to justify interpretations of their data; as a result, some of their most exciting claims fail as explanations. But this does not impugn experimental philosophy. My aim is to show that experimental philosophy could be made more successful by developing, articulating, and advancing plausible models of the data that are collected and the analyses that are employed
Keywords Experimental philosophy  Models of data  Likert scales
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