We are looking for up to 2 papers to round off the edited collection “Methodological Advances in Experimental Philosophy” in preparation for publication in the
Advances in Experimental Philosophy series (Bloomsbury, series editor: James Beebe): http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/series/advances-in-experimental-philosophy/
The volume aims to familiarise experimental philosophers (professional academics, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates) with empirical methods that go beyond questionnaire-based surveys and experiments, and to explore the contribution these methods can make to current and traditional debates in philosophy. Methods of interest include, but are not limited to, methods from cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience (e.g., fMRI), psycholinguistics (e.g. eye tracking, ERP), computational linguistics and the digital humanities more widely (data mining, etc.), as well as behavioural economics. Contributions should illustrate the use of a particular method or set of methods in experimental philosophy either by reporting a fresh study, or by reference to recent studies run by the author(s) and others, or ideally by a combination of the two. Studies that combine such ‘alternative’ methods with more familiar questionnaire-based approaches are welcome.
Contributions should provide accessible explanations of the ‘alternative’ methods used, with discussion of their strengths and limitations. Each chapter should combine presentation, demonstration, and discussion of a chosen (set of) method(s) with an explanation and assessment of the contribution made to traditional philosophical concerns or ongoing philosophical debates. Contributions to any area of philosophy are welcome, provided the concerns or debates at issue are of reasonably general interest. Contributions to the Concept Project (studying concepts and folk theories) and Warrant Project (studying the evidentiary value of intuitions) would be particularly welcome.
Confirmed contributors include Shaun Nichols, Mark Alfano, Arianna Betti, Cailin O’Connor, Eugen Fischer, Matthew Inglis, Jonathan Livengood, Eric Schwitzgebel, Justin Sytsma, and Jen Cole Wright.
The default word limit for submitted papers is 10,000 words.
If potentially interested in contributing, please contact the volume editor: Eugen Fischer,
Deadlines: 500-word abstracts to be submitted to the volume editor before July 1st, 2017.
Chapters will be due by January 31, 2018.