The Experimental Philosophy Page has now been overhauled to make it even easier to find every paper related to experimental philosophy and a lot more besides. You should take a second to check it out yourself, but here are a few of the many updates:
- We now use PhilPapers to keep track of all the papers, so any changes you make to x-phi papers on the PhilPapers site will automatically update our site as well. In addition, adding a paper to the site is now as easy as putting it in the right 'Experimental Philosophy' category on PhilPapers.
- If you're interested in seeing the research on a particular topic, you can browse papers by category, or you can also just search all of the xphi papers using the new search feature.
- We've now added an events page which shows all of the upcoming x-phi related events.
- We've also built a new part of the site in case you're interested in seeing what's new in the x-phi world, including the newest social media, x-phi press, labs and organizations, books and more.
Take a look - we're definitely interested in any comments or suggestions you might have!
You all will probably remember the experimental film maker Ben Coonley, who was the creative force behind the YouTube video on the side-effect effect starring Eugene Mirman. Well, he's back, and this time he's actually managed to take it even further.
Focusing on some recent research on happiness and moral evaluations (which was inspired by Sven Nyholm's earlier finding), Ben has made af fully interactive YouTube video in which viewers can learn about experiemntal philosophy research on happiness while participating in a within-subjects version of the original study. That is really taking it to the next level. Check it out:
Brian Robinson, Paul Stey, and I have been working on a theory of the Knobe effect that draws on my collaboration with Beebe and Robinson. The basic idea is to use non-moral psychological processes to explain the effect. We presented some preliminary results at the Experiments in Ethical Dilemmas conference in London last week. Here's a write-up of that presentation.
(The second link takes you to my [rather] new blog.]
There is an on-line discussion over at On the Human about Patricia Churchland and Christopher Suhler's recent work on nonconscious control and agency. Several experimental philosophers have already joined the conversation, so hopefully some of you will follow suit! Here is the general introduction and here is the discussion thread.
Simon Cullen recently made a very helpful suggestion. Given that we are soon going to cross the 400 post thresh hold, it would be useful to have each of the past and future posts properly categorized. In light of his suggestion, I ask that in the future all contributors make sure their posts are properly categorized. In the event that a new category is needed, simply add it. For my part, I will spend the next few months trying to go back and make sure the past 375+ posts are placed into their appropriate categories. In the event that some of you are willing to go back and recategorize your own prior posts, please let me know. I would be more than delighted to have your help! In the meantime, I have added a google search function to the side bar so that people can locate old posts more readily. It may take Google a few days to completely index the site, but after that it should be a useful addition to the blog. As always, if you have any other suggestions, please don't hesitate to let me know!