Annual Lecture Series (in-person)
Lunchtime Talks (in-person)
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LTT: E. Fischer
February 15, 2022 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Eugen Fischer, University of East Anglia, Center Visiting Fellow
Experimental Argument Analysis: How Stereotypes Shape Arguments
ABSTRACT: The analysis of philosophical arguments is commonly regarded as model of an armchair activity. The talk explains when and why experimental methods need to complement familiar armchair methods of argument analysis; it reviews methods from psycholinguistics that can be recruited for the purpose, and it demonstrates their philosophical application. To do so, the talk reviews experiments on stereotypical inferences that have documented a bias in polysemy comprehension and helped expose previously overlooked fallacies in influential arguments from the philosophy of perception. The talk finally points out consequences for the construction of philosophical arguments and for conceptual engineering.
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- February 15, 2022
12:10 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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