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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Nor are we told in much detail how the role or method is conceived. But it’s worth pointing out that he’s sensitive to the difference between meta-philosophical theories that postulate a kind of mental state, with relevant evidential import, that’s distinct from belief — typically called ‘intuition’ — and theories that don’t: Hardcoverpages. At worst, analytic philosophers are guilty of engaging in somewhat irresponsible use of ‘intuition’-vocabulary. Ten philosophical thought experiments 9.

Philosophy without Intuitions – Hardcover – Herman Cappelen – Oxford University Press

Sign in to use this feature. Alternatively, we can hedge the specification, as in: He works in philosophy cappelenn language, philosophical methodology and related areas of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. If not, it could go either way. 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.


Google Preview is available here. Fixing Language can be ordered at Amazon. The diagnostics include being ‘evidence recalcitrant’, ‘non-inferential and non-experiential’, ‘based solely on conceptual competence’, and having ‘seems-true’ phenomenology; ; If Intuigions were to teach a graduate class on assertion, many if not all of these essays would be required reading.

How Not to Test for Philosophical Expertise. Science Logic and Mathematics. Collection of 14 essays discussing Insensitive Semantics. With one aithout to be discussed below they’re all substantive theoretical hypotheses about the key mental states — the mental states that supposedly are, or provide, the evidence at issue — interesting but controversial claims about the nature of these states, and their iwthout features e.


Reply to Boghossian Intuitions and Intellectual Seemings: Anyone interested in the role of intuitions in philosophy or the proper description of sithout philosophical practice will benefit from studying it. The argument from philosophical practice looks more promising. Epistemology of Intuition in Epistemology categorize this paper. Not so sure about that. Request removal from index.

Corbin marked it as to-read Jun 29, Jesse Summers marked it as to-read Mar 23, Lessons Learned, replies to objections, and comparison to Williamson Assessment Sensitivity John MacFarlane. The Inessential Indexical uerman available at Amazon.

How to do that? Our alleged reliance on the intuitive makes many philosophers who don’t work on meta-philosophy concerned about their own discipline: Examples are easily multiplied.

Philosophy Without Intuitions

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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Symposium. E-mail this page Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. But his own examination is way off. Rini – – Synthese 2: Whether this requirement is always met is another matter. In general, it can take some work to figure out what the target claim is, hence what the philoslphy properties are.


Academic Skip to main content. Along the way, a range of philosoohy versions of Centrality are spelled out and challenged on their merits, at least to some extent — versions that exploit our ‘intuition’-talk, and that exploit some aspect of philosophical practice, respectively.

Philosophy Without Intuitions by Herman Cappelen

Elfriede rated it it was ok Jan 28, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Impossible Mark Jago. Upper-division ontuitions through faculty. The former is altogether a rational reconstruction, whereas the latter has some real-life support.

Here’s a weak but perfectly plausible claim about the use of ‘intuition’ and cognates among a sizeable withlut of contemporary analytic philosophers: Puzzles of Reference can be ordered at Amazon.

But the attribution of any one of these features — certainly as glossed by Cappelen — to the mental states that Centrality is about is a highly unobvious, theoretical claim about them: