PHIL 694: Special Topics in Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 694-001: Experimental Philosophy
(Fall 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Krug Hall 253

Section Information for Fall 2021

PHIL 694 - 001: Experimental Philosophy

Experimental philosophy is a new and controversial way of doing philosophy. The guiding notion behind experimental philosophy is that empirical methods and techniques typically associated with such fields as social psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience can be used to help investigate philosophical questions. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the methods, findings, and debates in experimental philosophy. We will discuss the central contributions that experimental philosophers have made in the fields of ethics, moral psychology, law, bioethics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. We will also discuss some criticisms and limits to these approaches and to the idea that science can answer questions about such things as knowledge, justice, or right or wrong. Emphasis will be placed on contributions in ethics and their implications for public policy.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18, Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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