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2012-09-07 18:03:46.385274+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

fauxphilnews: Kripke resigns as report alleges that he faked results of thought experiments

The inability to replicate Kripke’s results could not be similarly explained away, however, as the researcher in question was excluded from the analysis of Naming and Necessity. The report, forthcoming in Philosophical Studies, claims that 74% of the book’s thought-experimental results could not be reproduced using the standard philosophical criteria for inter-researcher agreement. A second version of the analysis, employing a generous application of the principle of charity, still left 52% of the results unverified.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-08 16:39:00.426031+00 by: m

What other sample size is there for philosophical thought experiments?

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-07 20:27:26.47272+00 by: Dan Lyke

Cat? Cat? Who does quantum physics experiments with a sample size of 1?

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-07 20:15:22.390398+00 by: petronius

And in other news, Schroedinger's cat is still alive. Or dead. Or neither.