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What are some results of experimental philosophy?

Thus far, Bertrand Russell’s (1872–1970) theory of descriptions has “failed” at least one intuitive test. Respondents are inclined to blame people for what they do unintentionally, which, according to philosophers, they should not. Free will is also held to be compatible with determinism, which philosophers have assumed not to be the case.

Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist, coined the term “meme”(AP).

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