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Experimental Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion

Daniel F. Lim

Abstract

Experimental Philosophy is a new and controversial movement that challenges some of the central findings within analytic philosophy by marshalling empirical evidence. The purpose of this short paper is twofold: (i) to introduce some of the work done in experimental philosophy concerning issues in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics and (ii) to connect this work with several debates within the philosophy of religion. The provisional conclusion is that philosophers of religion must critically engage experimental philosophy.

Keywords

Experimental Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Mind; Zombie; Phenomenal Consciousness

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