Logic and Language


Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh): Unreliability and Parochialism


Speaker: Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)
Title: Unreliability and Parochialism
Date:
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: ILLC common room

In this talk (based on chapter 4 of my forthcoming book) I describe the method of cases—a prominent method in much of philosophy involving thought experiments—and I present two arguments based on experimental-philosophy findings that undermine its use in philosophy—and I lay out their implications for our knowledge of metaphysical necessities.