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02/27/2016

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Josh May

These are some really interesting and useful results! Thanks for sharing and connecting them to the recent Nye fiasco. I'm glad to see that x-phi may be aiding in making the discipline more inclusive AND better received among outsiders!

Frank Stone

Like religion, philosophy's careful avoidance of lingering deeper questions decade after decade is going to get all philosophy departments shut down. Find a single book, article, or dissertation in the entire history of philosophy that covers theories of truth that even mentions the implicit theory of truth that is assumed in order to carry out that evaluation. Feverishly avoiding self-reference issues is the main focus of contemporary philosophy. Let the math departments teach logic and have sociology teach intro, religion, and ethics. Philosophers can't justify themselves these days anyway, nor do they want to. So just close them down---without the need for any Little-Bo-Peep justification.

Eddy Nahmias

Wesley, Thanks for sharing this very cool work with the community. It would be interesting to see whether students (and scientists) would be more excited about philosophy if presentations of the history of philosophy highlighted that most philosophers were neither shut off from collaborators or from empirical observation or, in many cases, experimental work. I'd also be curious to see if the gender differences we found in our work in response to Intro course would lessen if an Intro course highlighted these features and/or presented more empirically-informed philosophy or x-phi. (Thanks for the shout out on our paper, which will come out in Phil Imprint soon.)

Frank, huh??

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