Experiments in Ethics

Experiments in Ethics

Appiah explores how the new empirical moral psychology relates to philosophical ethics. He elaborates a vision of naturalism that resists both temptations and traces an intellectual genealogy of the burgeoning discipline of 'experimental philosophy'....

Title:Experiments in Ethics
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780674026094
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    Experiments in Ethics Reviews

  • Zahwil

    A nice, fairly-accessible-for-its-kind, type book. Appiah wants to reunite philosophy, psychology and economics. Having read the book, though, I can't help wondering whether he is trying to attach him...

  • Emmett

    Interesting stuff. Appiah's style should foremost be praised: I never felt burdened reading the text, and at some points found it quite funny (which is especially, but delightfully, odd for a philosop...

  • Elliot Ratzman

    Experiments have shown that people are more helpful when they smell bread baking. How does this square with our belief in free will? in virtuous character? Appiah has written some accessible books tha...

  • Leonard Nakamura

    Kwame Anthony Appiah is a moral philosopher and an ethicist for the NY Times. I admire his project, which is to think about how we (broadly defined) should try to behave in a world of billions of peop...

  • Matt

    I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would. Given the title and the subject matter, I was halfway expecting another polemic against ethics in the name of trendy moral psychology. (Given the author...

  • Sharad Pandian

    There are three reasons why this is not a bad book.First, Appiah draws on, and in the process summarizes, a lot of material from moral psychology, and so for anyone unfamiliar with this literature, it...

  • Kavinay

    "Astronomers have stars, geologists have rocks, but what do moral theorists have to work with?"In a field that is full of abstraction, Appiah brings you what you rarely get in a philosophy classroom: ...

  • Eric Mortensen

    I considered it a good book for putting many of the philosophical constructs into historical context but was leery wanting more in terms of actually exploring the separate viewpoints. I did come away ...

  • Matt

    I read this one as a companion piece to Haidt's _Righteous Mind_-- both were recommended to me by the same person, and they are of a piece. Appiah even quotes extensively from the research that will f...

  • Matt

    Appiah's book sets out to make an argument that I don't find entirely unappealing: that philosophy, social science, and psychology should be in closer dialog than they have been over the past century....