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  • The newborn movement “x-phi” to its younger practitioners has come trailing blogs of glory, not to mention Web sites, special journal issues and panels at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association.


  • Under the x-phi banner it's possible to distinguish three types of activity.


  • If x-phi research could settle this debate, it would be quite an achievement.


  • This branch of x-phi might be nudging us towards Nietzsche's view that what we take to be the inexorable conclusions of clear rational thought are nothing but reformulations of our innermost desires-disguised as the products of logic.


  • But for the x-phi fan, empirical research is not a mere prop to philosophy, it is philosophy.


  • The trendiest new branch of the discipline, known as x-phi, wants to return to those days.


  • It has a name to delight an advertising executive: x-phi.


  • I think the "x-phi" attitude is part of the same zeitgeist that formed Savage Minds-the possibility of a new form of scholarly organization and interaction, of which blogs are an emblematic tool, that subverts and gets around the conservative edifice of the professionally organized disciplines, without being forced to drop out of academia.


  • But for the x-phi fan, empirical research is not a mere prop to philosophy, it is philosophy. "devastating picture of the Polish political class.

  • Chablis and charm) and had never sought to implicate me or my family in his professional life. "x-phi, whose emblem is an armchair in flames.


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  • How the hip young philosophers write 'experimental philosophy', apparently.

    fragments of consciousness: 'The "Experimental Philosophy Meets Conceptual Analysis" last week was a lot of fun -- one of the most stimulating conferences I've been to for some time. I've posted photos, and the Powerpoint for my wrap-up talk "X-Phi Meets A-Phi"...'

    February 3, 2008