Experimental Philosophy Through History – February 20, 2016 at NYU – Full Schedule

This coming Saturday, February 20th, NYU will be hosting a workshop titled Experimental Philosophy Through History  at 5 Washington Place, Room 101, from 10:00 AM to 6:15 PM. The workshop will be on questions at the intersection of experimental philosophy and the history of philosophy.

The recent movement of experimental philosophy has raised a variety of important questions, but many of those questions have actually been discussed in various earlier periods in the history of philosophy. So we are bringing in twelve scholars, representing different periods in the history of philosophy, to discuss questions about how the sorts of issues raised by contemporary experimental philosophy were understood by philosophers in those early periods.

A previous announcement was posted here. I include the full schedule below:

10:00 – 11:00  “What Was the Neo-Kantian Backlash against Empirical Philosophy About?” by Scott Edgar (Saint Mary’s University). Discussion by John Richardson (New York University)

11:00 – 12:00  The Curious Case of the Decapitated Frog: An Experimental Test of Epiphenomenalism?” by Alex Klein (California State University). Discussion by Henry Cowles (Yale University)

12:00 – 1:30 Break

1:30 – 2:30 “Experimental Philosophy and Mad-Folk Psychology: Methodological Considerations from Locke” by Kathryn Tabb (Columbia University). Discussion by Don Garrett (New York University)

 2:30 – 3:30 “Intuition and Experimentation in Confucian Ethics” by Hagop Sarkissian (Baruch College, CUNY). Discussion by Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University)

 3:30 – 3:50 Break

 3:50 – 4:50 “The Impact of Experimental Natural Philosophy on Moral Philosophy in the Early Modern Period” by Peter Anstey (The University of Sydney). Discussion by Stephen Darwall (Yale University)

4:50 – 5:50 “Experimental Philosophy and Eighteenth-Century Sentimentalism: Hume, Turnbull, and Fordyce” by Alberto Vanzo (University of Warwick). Discussion by Alison McIntyre (Wellesley College)

Please direct any questions to: kevin.tobia@yale.edu.

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