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Lunch Seminar: Is scientific psychology empirical?

6 May @ 12:00 - 13:00

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For our next lunch seminar, May 6th, Frank Hartmann will give a talk titled “Is scientific psychology empirical?”. An abstract can be found at the bottom. We will start at 12.00 using Zoom. You will receive an invitation to join the meeting 5 to 10 minutes prior to that time. Abstract: Is scientific psychology empirical? There is an old – but constantly resurfacing – discussion in the empirical scientific psychology (ESP) literature that much – if not all – ESP…
For our next lunch seminar, May 6th, Frank Hartmann will give a talk titled “Is scientific psychology empirical?”. An abstract can be found at the bottom. We will start at 12.00 using Zoom. You will receive an invitation to join the meeting 5 to 10 minutes prior to that time. Abstract: Is scientific psychology empirical? There is an old – but constantly resurfacing – discussion in the empirical scientific psychology (ESP) literature that much – if not all – ESP is at best pseudo-empirical. In this talk I will introduce the discussion, point to its relevance for both philosophy and applied social sciences, and explore some traditional responses. These responses typically suggest that the problem of pseudo-empiricism echoes poor methodology. Instead, I (try to) argue that the persistence of the discussion suggests that the problem concerns the nature of (psychological) concepts.

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Date:
6 May
Time:
12:00 - 13:00

For our next lunch seminar, May 6th, Frank Hartmann will give a talk titled “Is scientific psychology empirical?”. An abstract can be found at the bottom.

We will start at 12.00 using Zoom. You will receive an invitation to join the meeting 5 to 10 minutes prior to that time.

Abstract: Is scientific psychology empirical?

There is an old – but constantly resurfacing – discussion in the empirical scientific psychology (ESP) literature that much – if not all – ESP is at best pseudo-empirical. In this talk I will introduce the discussion, point to its relevance for both philosophy and applied social sciences, and explore some traditional responses. These responses typically suggest that the problem of pseudo-empiricism echoes poor methodology. Instead, I (try to) argue that the persistence of the discussion suggests that the problem concerns the nature of (psychological) concepts.

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