FERNANDO AGUIAR IN ‘EXPERIMENTAL ETHICS. TOWARD AN EMPIRICAL MORAL PHILOSOPHY’

«Experimental Ethics. Toward an Empirical Moral Philosophy», edited by Christoph Luetge, Hannes Rusch and Matthias Uhl, has been recently published in Palgrave McMillan. In the last decade academics have begun to challenge the traditional stance that philosophy is an undertaking best pursued from the safety and calm of an arm-chair. Instead, they took the gloves off and brought philosophical questions to the experimental laboratory.

This volume sets the stage for the development of a consistent theoretical framework for one of the branches of Experimental Philosophy: the empirical study of human moral reasoning, that is, Experimental Ethics.

Part III of the book, referred to Methodology, includes the text entitled Robust Intuitions, Experimental Ethics, and Experimental Economics: Bringing Reflective Equilibrium into the Lab. Fernando Aguiar (researcher of the Institute for Advanced Social Studies, IESA-CSIC), Antonio Gaitán (Carlos III University of Madrid, UC3M) and Blanca Rodríguez-López (Complutense University of Madrid, UCM) sign this article where authors defend that an experimental philosophy which is methodologically sensitive to the dual nature of our conceptual competence (linguistic responses and behavioral manifestations) should look at itself in the mirror of experimental economics. Additionally, Aguiar, Gaitán and Rodríguez-López argue that moving experimental ethics closer to the methodology of experimental economics is the first step to experimentally examine actual choice processes, processes that can be described in terms of reflective equilibrium.

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