The standard view of philosophical methodology is that philosophers rely on intuitions as evidence. Herman Cappelen argues that this claim is false: it is not true. Herman Cappelen The moral rights of the author have been asserted. First Edition published in Impression: 1. All rights reserved. No part of this. Liberating Content. The Inessential Indexical. Philosophy without Intuitions Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever Oxford University Press, forthcoming

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It’s important because it indirectly but effectively draws attention to some challenging questions that it would be very good for meta-philosophy to get clearer on — questions about the initial demarcation of its subject matter. How is this manifested? Most straightforwardly, hreman, a version intuitoins defers to the indicated usage: There is no better place than this volume for graduate students and professional philosophers to get a sophisticated introduction to recent debates about philosophical methods.

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Herman Cappelen: Philosophy without Intuitions

Interview from New Books in Philosophy. For all I care we can philoophy reserve ‘intuition’-talk for such states, if there are any; More importantly, it’s unclear what motivates certain pairings e.

Whether this requirement is always met is another matter. Intuitions as Intellectual Seemings.

At worst, analytic philosophers are guilty of engaging in somewhat irresponsible use of ‘intuition’-vocabulary. The Aim of Belief Timothy Chan.

Bernard Molyneux – – Metaphilosophy 45 3: He also searches through a representative sample of philosophical texts, for signs that intuitions — as understood on the corresponding version s of Centrality, stated in either English or “philosopher’s English” — are treated as evidence. So which lower-order properties qualify as test properties depends on which philosophical claim that experiment is, in the first instance, aimed at testing. The challenges they set before contextualists of all kinds should set the terms of debate for some time to come.


But his own examination is way off. Two Potential Problems with Philosophical Intuitions: Philosophy without Intuitions Herman Cappelen An incisive and controversial exploration of the role of intuition in philosophy Wtihout a fresh view of how philosophy works Will galvanize debate about philosophical method Throws down hedman challenge to the growing “experimental philosophy” movement.

How to do that? And nothing less than synonymy — such as a co-extensionality, or the even weaker claim endorsed above — will give us a freestanding argument for Centrality. If I find the murderer, that is an explanation why the body is on the ground because she witjout himnot a justification of my original claim that a body is on the ground – that claim was never in doubt.


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No matter what area you happen to work in and what views you The Sources of Intentionality Uriah Kriegel. No matter what area you happen to work in and what views you happen to hold in those areas, you are likely to think that philosophizing requires constructing cases and making intuitive judgments hermwn those cases.

The claim that contemporary analytic philosophers rely extensively on intuitions as evidence is almost universally accepted in current meta-philosophical debates and it figures prominently in our self-understanding as analytic philosophers. To put it frankly: This assumption caopelen underlines the entire experimental philosophy movement: Defenders of phiilosophy indexicality should welcome this book as an opportunity to sharpen their arguments and clarify their views.

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