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Title: A simple linguistic approach to the Knobe effect, or the Knobe effect without any vignette
Authors: Mizumoto, Masaharu
Keywords: Knobe Effect
experimental philosophy
Japanese
language and mind
Issue Date: 2017-05-26
Publisher: Springer
Magazine name: Philosophical Studies
Start page: 1
End page: 18
DOI: 10.1007/s11098-017-0926-1
Abstract: In this paper I will propose a simple linguistic approach to the Knobe effect, or the moral asymmetry of intention attribution in general, which is just to ask the felicity judgments on the relevant sentences without any vignette at all. Through this approach I was in fact able to reproduce the (quasi-)Knobe effects in different languages (English and Japanese), with large effect sizes. I shall defend the significance of this simple approach by arguing that our approach and its results not only tell interesting facts about the concept of intentional action, but also show the existence of the linguistic default, which requires independent investigation. I will then argue that, despite the recent view on experimental philosophy by Knobe himself, there is a legitimate role of the empirical study of concepts in the investigations of cognitive processes in experimental philosophy, which suggests a broadly supplementary picture of experimental philosophy today.
Rights: This is the author-created version of Springer, Masaharu Mizumoto, Philosophical Studies, 2017, 1-18,DOI:10.1007/s11098-017-0926-1. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11098-017-0926-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/15300
Material Type: author
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