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On experimental philosophy and the history of philosophy: a reply to Sorell

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posted on 18.03.2021, 04:35 by Justin SytsmaJustin Sytsma, J Livengood
© 2018, © 2018 BSHP. In this paper, we reply to Tom Sorell’s criticism of our engagement with the history of philosophy in our book, The Theory and Practice of Experimental Philosophy. We explain why our uses of the history of philosophy are not undermined by Sorell’s criticism and why our position is not threatened by the dilemma Sorell advances. We argue that Sorell has mischaracterized the dialectical context of our discussion of the history of philosophy and that he has mistakenly treated our use of the history of philosophy as univocal, when in fact we called on the history of philosophy in several different ways in our text.

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Sytsma, J. & Livengood, J. (2019). On experimental philosophy and the history of philosophy: a reply to Sorell. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 27(3), 635-647. https://doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2018.1539946

Journal title

British Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume

27

Issue

3

Publication date

04/05/2019

Pagination

635-647

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

10/12/2018

ISSN

0960-8788

eISSN

1469-3526

Language

en