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Experimental ethics : toward an empirical moral philosophy

Author: Christoph Lütge
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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"Academic philosophy has experienced a major upheaval in the last decade. Venturous young philosophers, psychologists, and economists have begun to challenge the traditional stance that philosophy is an undertaking best pursued from the safety and calm of an arm-chair. They have taken the gloves off and brought philosophical questions to the experimental laboratory. This volume sets the stage for the development of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Lütge
ISBN: 9781137409799 1137409797
OCLC Number: 881387881
Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Toward an Empirical Moral Philosophy / Hannes Rusch --
pt. I Experimental Moral Philosophy? --
2. Experimental Philosophy / Kwame Anthony Appiah --
3. Chances, Problems, and Limits of Experimental Ethics / Christoph Luetge --
4. A Brief History of Experimental Ethics / Hannes Rusch --
pt. II Applied Experimental Ethics: Case Studies --
Introduction to Part II --
5. The Moral Behavior of Ethicists and the Role of the Philosopher / Eric Schwitzgebel --
6. Explaining the Knobe Effect / Verena Wagner --
7. Trolleys and Double Effect in Experimental Ethics / Ezio Di Nucci --
8. Utilitarianism, the Difference Principle, or Else? An Experimental Analysis of the Impact of Social Immobility on the Democratic Election of Distributive Rules / Alexander Lenger --
9. Value Assignments in Experimental Environmental Ethics / Ulrich Frey --
pt. III On Methodology --
Introduction to Part III --
10. Implicit Morality: A Methodological Survey / Walter Smnott-Armstrong --
11. How to Gauge Moral Intuitions? Prospects for a New Methodology / Attila Tanyi --
12. Descriptive and Pragmatic Levels of Empirical Ethics: Utilizing the Situated Character of Moral Concepts, Judgment, and Decision-Making / Alexander Skulmowski --
13. Robust Intuitions, Experimental Ethics, and Experimental Economics: Bringing Reflective Equilibrium into the Lab / Blanca Rodriguez-Lopez --
pt. IV Critical Reflections --
Introduction to Part IV --
14. Experimental Philosophy Is Useful --
But not in a Specific Way / Jacob Rosenthal --
15. Intuitions, Experiments, and Armchairs / Nikil Mukerji --
pt. V Future Perspectives --
Introduction to Part V --
16. Large-scale Social Experiments in Experimental Ethics / Julian F. Muller --
17. Philosophy as the Behaviorist Views It? Historical Parallels to the Discussion of the Use of Experimental Methods in Philosophy / Hannes Rusch --
18. Outlook: Current Problems and Future Perspectives of Experimental Ethics / Hannes Rusch.
Responsibility: edited by Christoph Luetge, Technische Universitat, München, Germany, Hannes Rusch, Justus-Liebig University Giessen & Technische Universitat, München, Germany, and Matthias Uhl, Technische Universitat, München, Germany.
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Moral philosophy is no longer being pursued from arm-chairs. Instead, ethical questions are dissected in the experimental lab. This volume enables its readers to immerse themselves into Experimental  Read more...

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