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This question got me thinking:

It is widely held that Philosophy precedes the Sciences, birthing them. and continue to inform them. It is also evident that there are times when science has informed philosophy; advances in cosmology, the introduction of evolution theory, not to mention Physics, some scientific breakthroughs have had profound implications for metaphysics, often spawning new schools of thought and causing trouble for Ethics.

Cognitive science is the consummate example of a cross disciplinary project involving Philosophy. In it, unlike the "one informs the other" paradigm above, Philosophy is contributory within the research process. The focus of cognitive science is cognition, more specifically the "mechanics" of cognition. However it suggests to me that some philosophical questions may be fruitfully studied in this way.

Question: Are there any cross discipline work where Psychology is used for the advancement of philosophical insight?

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    Nothing like this is going on now. Not really. Why? Because there is no one now like Freud. Freud's theory, as theory, was robust. It could support movement across academia and in the general public. – Gordon Nov 12 '18 at 13:04
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    The key was that through the 1970s all the intellectuals and even the public could "speak Freudian". It was a common language there is nothing like this today. Also, I would point out the tremendous importance of WWI. The history of this war, the before and after. It is if essential importance. This is the period to study to understand the 20th century IMO. Good question @christo183 . – Gordon Nov 12 '18 at 13:11
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    This seems way too broad for SE. Isn't SEP's Cognitive Science pretty much about this? See also Experimental philosophy. – Conifold Nov 12 '18 at 17:31
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    I should mention behaviorism too. Quine was good friends with B.F. Skinner. For those of a more positivist persuasion, behaviorism was more supportable since it went by observation. I don't know too much about behaviorism though. – Gordon Nov 13 '18 at 15:17
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    Also I could add Max Wertheimer (real Gestalt-the whole), Piaget (The philosopher Lucien Goldmann worked with him) Constructivist? I'm not sure. Lev Vygotski en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Vygotsky, and even Montessori. How we learn. – Gordon Nov 13 '18 at 15:26

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