Experimental Philosophy for Beginners: A Gentle Introduction to Methods and Tools

Stephan Kornmesser, Alexander Max Bauer, Mark Alfano, Aurélien Allard, Lucien Baumgartner, Florian Cova, Paul Engelhardt, Eugen Fischer, Henrike Meyer, Kevin Reuter, Justin Sytsma, Kyle Thompson, Marc Wyszynski

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This graduate textbook provides a basic introduction to experimental philosophy (x-phi). In nine chapters, different methods and tools used in X-Phi are explained, spanning quantitative vignette studies, interactive experiments, corpus analysis, psycholinguistic experiments as well as qualitative interview studies. Each chapter introduces a specific experimental method by means of a case study in an easily accessible way and covers the whole research process from the development of a research question to the interpretation of the data.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages617
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-58049-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-58048-2, 978-3-031-58051-2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 15 Dec 2023


  • experimental philosophy
  • introduction to experimental philosophy
  • methodoloy in experimental philosophy

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