A plea for minimally biased naturalistic philosophy

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Andrea Polonioli
University of Edinburgh (PhD)
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Naturalistic philosophers rely on literature search and review in a number of ways and for different purposes. Yet this article shows how processes of literature search and review are likely to be affected by widespread and systematic biases. A solution to this problem is offered here. Whilst the tradition of systematic reviews of literature from scientific disciplines has been neglected in philosophy, systematic reviews are important tools that minimize bias in literature search and review and allow for greater reproducibility and transparency. If naturalistic philosophers wish to reduce bias in their research, they should then supplement their traditional tools for literature search and review by including systematic methodologies.
Keywords experimental philosophy  philosophy of science  metaphilosophy  bias  philosophy of psychology
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-017-1628-0
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