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X-phi and Carnapian explication

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The rise of experimental philosophy (x-phi) has placed metaphilosophical questions, particularly those concerning concepts, at the center of philosophical attention. X-phi offers empirically rigorous methods for identifying conceptual content, but what exactly it contributes towards evaluating conceptual content remains unclear. We show how x-phi complements Rudolf Carnap’s underappreciated methodology for concept determination, explication. This clarifies and extends x-phi’s positive philoso...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10670-014-9648-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Erkenntnis Journal website
Volume:
80
Issue:
2
Pages:
381-402
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
1572-8420
ISSN:
0165-0106
URN:
uuid:fe2b6c34-ee66-4fd6-be39-6f54204661f7
Source identifiers:
571174
Local pid:
pubs:571174

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