Thursday, September 13, 2012

Experimental Philosophy - Joshua Alexander

Experimental Philosophy: An IntroductionExperimental Philosophy: An Introduction by Joshua Alexander
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A useful introduction to Experimental Philosophy - a large chunk of the book is dedicated to surveying some of the more important debates in X-phi and so works well as a kind of general review of the literature. Given the pace at which the X-phi community works it's not clear how much of this will remain relevant for long - but Alexander does a good job of using the debates to make broader points about the relevance of Experimental Philosophy as a whole.
I can heartily and unreservedly recommend the book to X-phi neophytes, but anyone with a more than passing familiarity with the literature might want to give it a skip unless you're looking for a refresher.

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