I recently heard a science podcast in which Josh Knobe was interviewed about experimental philosophy. It seemed like a pretty cool field. Is experimental philosophy considered legitimate by the philosophy community or at least a decent number of philosophers? And would reading his book on Experimental Philosophy be a good way for a more science oriented person to learn more about philosophy in general?
This would take a bit more context to really appreciate which I'm not sure we'll be able to sufficiently offer here; a proper discussion might be article-length and would likely be somewhat inconclusive even then.
At any rate, while perhaps not an ultimate answer, Appiah's take on this is pretty interesting (my emphasis):
The best work in experimental philosophy would be valuable and suggestive even if it skipped the actual experiments... X-phi helps keep us honest and enforces a useful modesty about how much weight to give one’s personal hunches, even when they’re shared by the guy in the next office. But — this is my own empirical observation — although experiments can illuminate philosophical arguments, they don’t settle them.