Experimental political philosophy: Social contract

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This chapter provides an overview of recent work in experimental political philosophy. It begins with a brief discussion of methodology: unlike many areas of experimental philosophy, experimentalists in political philosophy often draw on laboratory protocols from economics and forgo questionnaires and vignettes. The chapter then turns to recent experimental work on the social contract and suggest further avenues for exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Compact Compendium of Experimental Philosophy
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783110716931
ISBN (Print)9783110716900
StatePublished - Nov 20 2023


  • Experimental philosophy
  • Game theory
  • Political philosophy
  • Rational choice
  • Social contract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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