1st Midwest Experimental and Theoretical Association Conference

October 7, 2016 - October 8, 2016
Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

810 S. Wright Street
United States

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University of Iowa
Ron Mallon
Washington University in St. Louis
Colleen Murphy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Justin Sytsma
Victoria University of Wellington


Jonathan Livengood
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Many contemporary experimental philosophers endorse a broad conception of experimental philosophy according to which one is doing experimental philosophy whenever one uses empirical methods and techniques to help investigate philosophical questions. Other experimental philosophers -- and many critics of experimental philosophy -- have assumed a narrower conception and restricted the practice to the empirical study of philosophical intuitions. Often the narrower project is further confined to folk intuitions and the aim of such studies is also narrowly focused on the evidential value of intuitions. We aim to provoke further discussion of the scope of experimental philosophy and to encourage experimental philosophers to consider how we might advance philosophical inquiry without studying intuitions. The Midwest Experimental and Theoretical Association will host a conference on the theme, "Beyond Intuition: Experimental Philosophy on the Broad Conception." The conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7-8, 2016. Invited speakers are Carrie Figdor, Ron Mallon, Colleen Murphy, and Justin Sytsma.

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