This project looks at analytic philosophy as an epistemic institution, and considers challenges to its methods from the sciences (such as the experimental philosophy critique) and from European philosophy. Of particular interest is what one might call local coherence-building methods in analytic philosophy (appeals to reflective equilibrium, inference to the best explanation and judgment based on appeal to theoretical virtues), the implications they have for the study of normative systems (particularly moral theory and epistemology), and the way they might or might not fit within a naturalising approach to philosophy.
Chase, J and Reynolds, J (2011) Analytic Versus Continental Acumen
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
23 April, 2012