Carnegie Mellon University
Laboratory for Empirical Approaches to Philosophy

Laboratory for Empirical Approaches to Philosophy (LEAP)


The central mission of the Laboratory for Empirical Approaches to Philosophy is to support and enable philosophical research that requires empirical data to help answer central questions. Many philosophical problems have experimental implications, and LEAP is dedicated to helping researchers test their philosophical theories by empirical investigations.

Resources / Facilities

LEAP is a dedicated space for empirical research that helps answer central questions in philosophy, linguistics, and logic. LEAP contains three workstations that are all connected to the main Carnegie Mellon network, as well as high-end digital audio/visual recording equipment. These facilities are available to all members of the Philosophy Department who are interested in conducting empirical research or analyzing empirical data.


For a list of publications, please click here.


For more information about LEAP and its research, contact David Danks.