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Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Tamar Szabó Gendler


This volume consists of fourteen chapters that focus on a trio of interrelated themes. First: what are the powers and limits of appeals to intuition in supporting or refuting various sorts of claims? Second: what are the cognitive consequences of engaging with content that is represented as imaginary or otherwise unreal? Third: what are the implications of these issues for the methodology of philosophy more generally? These themes are explored in a variety of cases, including thought experiments in science and philosophy, early childhood pretense, self‐deception, cognitive and emotional engage ... More

Keywords: intuition, imagination, philosophical methodology, thought experiment, pretense, belief, personal identity, imaginative resistance, fictional emotions, alief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199589760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.001.0001


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Tamar Szabó Gendler, author
Yale University
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