Experimental Philosophy

Annual Review of Psychology 63 (1):81-99 (2012)

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Philip Robbins
University of Missouri, Columbia
Wesley Buckwalter
University of Manchester
Shaun Nichols
Cornell University
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Abstract
Experimental philosophy is a new interdisciplinary field that uses methods normally associated with psychology to investigate questions normally associated with philosophy. The present review focuses on research in experimental philosophy on four central questions. First, why is it that people's moral judgments appear to influence their intuitions about seemingly nonmoral questions? Second, do people think that moral questions have objective answers, or do they see morality as fundamentally relative? Third, do people believe in free will, and do they see free will as compatible with determinism? Fourth, how do people determine whether an entity is conscious?
Keywords causation  consciousness  Free will  Moral psychology  moral relativism
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Call number B52.E97 2008
ISBN(s) 9780195323252  
DOI 10.1146/annurev-psych-120710-100350
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