Encounters and conflicts within and between disciplines: Experimental philosophy and ethnography (1.3)

An interesting discussion has been taking place on Savage Minds titled, “Philosophers discover lost tribe in jungles of free will” by Chris Kelty. The discussion and debate that ensues there centres on the development of what some call “experimental philosophy” (with a digest available here). This movement, shortened to X-Phi, involves using quantitative research, especially […]

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Why Ethnography is Needed

On this blog a number of arguments have been and will be made that critique ethnography along both well established lines of critique and some newer, and perhaps more incisive critiques. What I want to avoid, however, is a result where only one form of attempting to gain or produce knowledge is dogmatically disqualified, while […]

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