CFP: Intuitions, Experiments and Philosophy (3rd Workshop of the Experimental Philosophy Group UK)
Submission deadline: Saturday, July 7 2012
Saturday, September 8 2012 - Sunday, September 9 2012
Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Experimental Philosophy Group UK invites the submission of 500-word abstracts for 45-minute presentations or poster presentations on the subject of ‘Intuitions, Experiments and Philosophy’ for their upcoming workshop. Keynote presentations will be given by Shaun Nichols (University of Arizona) and Simone Schnall (University of Cambridge).
The following is a list of suggested types of content and possible topics:
- Presentations of new experimental work
- Non-experimental papers
- The role/relevance of empirical findings in philosophy
- The role/relevance of intuition in philosophy
- The empirical investigation of intuitions
- Proposals for new experimental work
- Expert intuitions
- The nature of philosophical intuition
- Philosophical implications of gender, cultural or other demographic difference in intuition
- Methodological issues raised by experimental philosophy
All high-quality submissions considered. Submissions encouraged from all levels of academia. 500-word abstracts to be sent as PDF or Word documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7th July 2012. Subject line of email should read “SUBMISSION [YOUR NAME]”. In the body of the email please state your name, affiliation and in which category (presentation or poster) you wish your submission to be considered. Submissions for presentations that are unsuccessful will be automatically considered for poster presentation. Presenters should be prepared to obtain funding from their home department, or to fund themselves.
Experimental Philosophy Group UK aims to provide a forum for UK-based researchers from all disciplines who are engaged in or interested in the investigation of philosophical topics using empirical methods. This workshop will have a focus upon (i) providing a platform for UK-based experimental philosophers, (ii) providing a forum for constructive discussion and collaboration to help and encourage new experimental work, (iii) encouraging constructive debate about the relevance of empirical findings (particularly those concerning intuitions) to issues in philosophical methodology.
Workshop Organisers: Bryony Pierce (Bristol), Robin Scaife (Sheffield) and James Andow (Nottingham)