A Companion to Applied Philosophy

A Companion to Applied Philosophy

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Applied philosophy has been a growing area of research for the last 40 years. Until now, however, almost all of this research has been centered around the field of ethics. A Companion to Applied Philosophy breaks new ground, demonstrating that all areasof philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind, can be applied, and are relevant to questions of everyday life.

This perennial topic in philosophy provides an overview of these various applied philosophy developments, highlighting similarities and differences between various areas of applied philosophy, and examining the very nature of this topic. It is an area to which many of the towering figures in the history of philosophy have contributed, and this timely Companion demonstrates how various historical contributions are actually contributions within applied philosophy, even if they are not traditionally seen as such.

The Companion contains 42 essays covering major areas of philosophy; the articles themselves are all original contributions to the literature and represent the state of the art on this topic, as well as offering a map to the current debates.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 664 pages
  • 173 x 251 x 36mm | 1,140g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118869133
  • 9781118869130
  • 2,372,286

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors ix


Foreword xvi


Acknowledgments xix


Part I Introductory Articles 1


1 The Nature of Applied Philosophy 3
Kasper Lippert ]Rasmussen


2 The Methodology of Applied Philosophy 18
David Archard


3 The Value of Applied Philosophy 34
Suzanne Uniacke


Part II Epistemology 49


4 Applied Epistemology 51
David Coady


5 Gender and Feminist Epistemology 61
Nancy Daukas


6 The Epistemology of Deliberative Democracy 76
Fabienne Peter


7 Information Markets 89
Kristoffer Ahlstrom ]Vij


8 Epistemology for (Real) People 103
Michael Bishop and J.D. Trout


9 Are Conspiracy Theorists Epistemically Vicious? 120
Charles R. Pigden


10 Experts in the Climate Change Debate 133
Ben Almassi


11 Freedom of Expression, Diversity, and Truth 147
Klemens Kappel, Bjorn Hallsson, and Emil F.L. Moller


Part III Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language 163


12 Applied Metaphysics 165
Katherine Hawley


13 Applied Philosophy of Language 180
Emma Borg


14 Social Ontology and War 196
Seumas Miller


15 The Metaphysics of Gender 211
Natalie Stoljar


16 The Existence of the Dead 224
Steven Luper


17 Freedom of Expression and Derogatory Words 236
Caroline West


Part IV Ethics 253


18 Applied Moral Philosophy 255
Richard Arneson


19 Neuroethics and Responsibility 270
Neil Levy


20 Non ]ideal Theory 284
Zofia Stemplowska


21 Death: Badness and Prudential Reasons 297
Jens Johansson


Part V Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law 311


22 Applied Political and Legal Philosophy 313
Michelle Madden Dempsey and Matthew Lister


23 Legal Human Rights Theory 328
Samantha Besson


24 Collectivism and Reductivism in the Ethics of War 342
Helen Frowe


25 Freedom of Association 356
Kimberley Brownlee


26 Neuroethics and Criminal Justice 370
Jesper Ryberg and Thomas Sobirk Petersen


27 Deliberative Democracy 383
Thomas Christiano and Sameer Bajaj


28 Tax Ethics: Political and Individual 397
Geoffrey Brennan and George Tsai


29 Benefiting from Wrongdoing 411
Avia Pasternak


30 Freedom of Religion and Expression 424
Larry Alexander


Part VI Philosophy of Science 439


31 Applied Philosophy of Social Science: The Case of the Social Construction of Race 441
Isaac Wiegman and Ron Mallon


32 Social Constructivism in Social Science and Science Wars 455
Finn Collin


33 Did Climate Change Cause That? 469
Richard Corry


Part VII Aesthetics 485


34 Applied Aesthetics 487
David Davies


35 Thought Experiments in Aesthetics 501
Paisley Livingston and Mikael Pettersson


36 Aesthetic Value, Artistic Value, and Morality 514
Andrea Sauchelli


37 The Applied Philosophy of Humor 527
Noel Carroll


Part VIII Philosophy of Religion 539


38 Applied Philosophy of Religion 541
C.A.J. Coady


39 Thinking about Reported Miracles 555
Timothy Mcgrew


40 Religion and Neuroscience 567
Monima Chadha


Part IX History of Applied Philosophy 583


41 Ancient Applied Philosophy 585
Chris Megone


42 Modern Applied Philosophy: Kant on Theory and Practice 599
Allen Wood


Index 612
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About David Coady

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Aarhus and Professor II in Philosophy at the University of Tromsø. Recent publications include Born Free and Equal? (2013) and Luck Egalitarianism (2015). He is an associate editor of Ethics and was Chair of the Society for Applied Philosophy from 2012 to 2014.



David Coady is a senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He has published on many topics in applied epistemology, including expertise, conspiracy theory, rumor, and the blogosphere. He is the editor of Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate (2006), the author of What To Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues (2012), and the co -author of The Climate Change Debate: An Epistemic and Ethical Enquiry (2013). He has also published on metaphysics, philosophyof law, police ethics, the ethics of horror films, and the ethics of cricket.



Kimberley Brownlee is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Her research focuses on the ethics of sociability, social rights, social virtues, and freedom of association. She is the author of Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012) and co-editor of Disability and Disadvantage (2009).
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