European Workshop on Experimental Philosophy

October 7, 2011
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands

Invited speakers:

James Beebe (Buffalo)
Mark Phelan (Lawrence)
Stephen Clarke (Oxford)
Frank Hindriks (Groningen)
Katinka Quintelier (Ghent)

Workshop organizers: Martin Peterson &  Krist Vaesen (Eindhoven)

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The workshop aims to bring together people in Europe working on or interested in experimental philosophy.  The preliminary program of the day is as follows:





Mark Phelan
"Mental State Attributions and the Qua Members Principle"



Katinka Quintelier (Ghent)
"Variation in relativist moral cognition"



Frank Hindriks (Groningen)
"Normativity in Action: How to Explain the Knobe Effect and Its Relatives"


11:35 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:15

Gunnar Björnsson (Linköping)
"The Explanation Explanation of Side-Effect Effects"

Elselijn Kingma (KCL and TU/e)
"X-Phi: all in the methodology"

12:15 - 12:45

Lilian O'Brien (University College Cork) and
Jonathan Phillips (Yale)
"Act-Types and the Knobe Effect"

Kevin Reuter (University of London)
"Solving philosophical problems through web-based statistical analysis"

12:45 - 13:30



13:30 - 14:00

Ezio Di Nucci (Duisburg-Essen)
"Self-Sacrifice and the Trolley Problem"


Florian Cova (Swiss Center for Affective Sciences)
"Judgments about moral responsibility in patients with frontotemporal
dementia: still compatibilists!" 


14:00 - 14:30    

Natalie Gold (Edinburgh)
"Judgments in Trolley Problems"    

Courtney Humeny (Carleton)
"Do health behaviours mediate moral intuitions? A glance at the role of
disgust in smoking behaviours"

14:30 - 15:00      

Ivar Hannikainen (University of Sheffield) and
Fiery Cushman (Brown University)
"Agent and patient simulation in moral judgment" 

Aaron Meskin (Leeds),
Matthew Kieran (Leeds) and
Margaret Moore (Leeds)
"Mere Exposure to Bad Art"

15:00 - 15:20



15:20 - 16:00   


Steve Clarke (Oxford)
"Intuitions as Evidence, Philosophical Expertise and the Developmental Challenge"


16:00 - 17:00

James Beebe (Buffalo)
"The Centrality of Belief and Reflection in Knobe Effect Cases"


17:00 - 17:30



17:30 - ...



Abstracts for the presentations can be downloaded here (PDF or MS Word).

Registration for this event is free of charge. To register, please send an email to k.vaesen{{a}{t}}

You can book a room in one of the 35 hotels in Eindhoven.

Eindhoven has an international airport with direct (often low-fare) connections to several European airports. You can also fly to Amsterdam (Schiphol), and take a train to Eindhoven from there. To plan your trip by train, you can consult the online timetable of the Dutch Railways (NS).

The university buildings are situated near the railway (and bus) station. Walk down the ramp at the railway station, turn right and exit through the north side towards the bus station. Walk 25 meters to the right and you will see the university buildings. Cross at the traffic light and follow the winding path towards the TU/e campus. The path on the right side of the campus, called Prof. Dr. Dorgelo Avenue, is suitable for wheelchair users.

On campus, you should head for the Traverse building. The workshop will take place in Traverse's "Dorgelozaal".