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Vol. 5, No. 5 (2017): Gilbert Ryle: Intelligence, Practice, Skill
Special issue edited by Juliet Floyd and Lydia Patton.
Table of Contents
Volume Introduction: Gilbert Ryle on Propositions, Propositional Attitudes, and Theoretical Knowledge
Julia Tanney

Ryle’s “Intellectualist Legend” in Historical Context
Michael Kremer

Skill, Drill, and Intelligent Performance: Ryle and Intellectualism
Stina Bäckström, Martin Gustafsson

Ryle on the Explanatory Role of Knowledge How
Will Small

ISSN: 2159-0303

Experimental Moral Philosophy

Ethics (Photo credit: masondan)

Justinthecanuck started us on this discussion some time ago, but he has been busy with other commitments. The following article from The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy presents a thorough review of the topic.

First published Wed Mar 19, 2014

Experimental moral philosophy began to emerge as a methodology in the last decade of the twentieth century, a branch of the larger experimental philosophy (X-Phi, XΦ) approach. From the beginning, it has been embroiled in controversy on a number of fronts. Some doubt that it is philosophy at all. Others acknowledge that it is philosophy but think that it has produced modest results at best and confusion at worst. Still others think it represents an important advance.

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Thinking through the Body   Review – Thinking through the Body
             Essays in Somaesthetics
           by Richard Shusterman
Cambridge University Press, 2012
Review by Jakub Matyja
Oct 8th 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 41)

Richard Shusterman’s recent collection of essays is a real treat for all readers interested in traditional and contemporary aesthetics of both Eastern and Western descent. His essays, written in an clear and engaging style, explore the philosophical foundations of his somaesthetics and discuss contemporary issues in topics ranging from consciousness studies, education thought sexuality and arts. Roughly speaking, somaesthetics is the idea that is built on the pragmatist insistence on the body’s central role in artistic creation and appreciation. This idea (developed through the years by Shusterman in a number of his interesting books) draws also on the ancient idea that philosophy itself should be embodied as a way of life rather than treated in terms of abstract theory. Interestingly, the pragmatic aspect of somaesthetics consists in the fact that it consists also of practical exercises rather than mere philosophical discourse.

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