intro’d to Joshua via this post by Maria:
which highlighted this edge talk:
when we think of essence – we think of what is of most value..
key – how we define value.. and how free we are to redefine it daily, 24/7 even… no?
experimental philosophy – rsa:
Experimental Philosophy: Should we Burn the Armchair?
Published on Dec 24, 2013
What is experimental philosophy? How does it differ from more traditional ‘armchair’ philosophy? Is it different from cognitive science? What advice is there to give young, aspiring experimental philosophers?
experimental philosophy as an attempt to go back to traditional philosophy
sounds like philosophers – doing action – (their own) – research
27 min – now that he’s articulated it so clearly – it must be wrong
give up on the attempt to be successful.. and instead just work on something that is close to your heart…
Joshua Knobe is an experimental philosopher, whose work ranges across issues in philosophy of mind and action and ethics. He is an associate professor in the Program in Cognitive Science and Department of Philosophy at Yale University. He was previously Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Knobe received his B.A. at Stanford University in 1996 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 2006, where he studied under Gilbert Harman, among others. His work has been discussed in various media, including The New York Times and Slate, and he is a fairly frequent guest on the online news, science, and current events channel bloggingheads.tv.
Joshua on Yale site: