Fri Apr 2, 2010
5101 Tolman Hall, 11:10 AM–1 PM
|Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Laurie Paul (University of North Carolina )
Bringing together reductive analyses of causation and cognitive science
Recent work in philosophy could benefit from paying greater attention to empirical results from cognitive science involving judgments about the nature of our ordinary experience. I describe the way that experimental and theoretical results about the nature of ordinary judgments could—and should—inform certain sorts of enquiries in contemporary philosophy, using work in the metaphysics of causation as an exemplar, and hence define a new way for experimental philosophy and cognitive science to contribute to traditional philosophical debates.