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Philosophy : Traditional and Experimental Readings

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Recently, the fields of empirical and experimental philosophy have generated tremendous excitement, due to unexpected results that have challenged philosophical dogma. Responding to this trend, Philosophy: Traditional and Experimental Readings is the first introductory philosophy reader to integrate cutting-edge work in empirical and experimental philosophy with traditional philosophy.

Featuring coverage that is equal parts historical, contemporary, and empirical/experimental, this topically organized reader provides students with a unique introduction to both the core and the vanguard of philosophy. The text is enhanced by pedagogical tools including commentary on each reading and chapter, study questions, suggested further readings, and a glossary. An Instructor's Manual and Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/allhoff provide additional resources.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 194 x 235 x 21mm | 906g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0199775257
  • 9780199775255
  • 2,793,233

Table of contents

PART I: KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY; CHAPTER 1: BELIEF IN GOD; CHAPTER 2: SKEPTICISM AND THE ANALYSIS OF KNOWLEDGE; CHAPTER 3: EXPLANATION AND CAUSATION; PART II: MIND AND SELF; CHAPTER 4: MENTAL STATES; CHAPTER 5: CONSCIOUSNESS; CHAPTER 6: FREE WILL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY; CHAPTER 7: PERSONS AND THE SELF; PART III: VALUE THEORY; CHAPTER 8: META-ETHICS; CHAPTER 9: NORMATIVE ETHICS; CHAPTER 10: PHILOSOPHICAL METHOD
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Finally we have a textbook for Introduction to Philosophy courses that shows students the direction philosophy is headed in the twenty-first century. This is an ideal textbook for instructors who want to expose their students to a broad range of productive ways in which traditional philosophical debates can be advanced and transformed by material from leading cognitive scientists and experimental philosophers.--Stephen Stich, Rutgers University


Philosophy: Traditional and Experimental Readings is designed to exploit the rapidly growing trend towards experimental and empirically informed approaches to philosophy. The editors are absolutely first rate. I believe a good many people will be much more excited by this book than by the competition.--John Doris, Washington University in St. Louis


Allhoff, Mallon, and Nichols's highly innovative and extraordinarily useful anthology is a tour de force. The carefully chosen readings will foster in their readers the enthusiasm and curiosity that stir philosophical thinking, and the inclusion of recent experimental readings will show them that philosophy has much to gain, and nothing to lose, in rubbing its elbows with the empirical sciences.--Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh


This is a brilliant volume, unlike anything previously published. The classic readings frame philosophy's deepest and most persistent questions. The cutting-edge scientific readings offer new answers and introduce the methods that are transforming philosophy into a vibrant, interdisciplinary enterprise.--Joshua Greene, Harvard University


This is exactly the volume I wish I could have read when I was first studying philosophy. It presents the classic works of Plato, Aristotle, and Descartes right next to cutting-edge cognitive science papers that go after traditional philosophical questions using the latest experimental methods. The result is a collection that is far more than the sum of its parts. By bringing these texts together in a single volume, the editors allow us to see each of them in a new and very different light.--Joshua Knobe, Yale University
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About Ron Mallon

Fritz Allhoff is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies at Western Michigan University.

Ron Mallon is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Shaun Nichols is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Arizona.
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