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Anthony Robert Booth and Darrell P. Rowbottom


What are intuitions? Should we ever trust them? And if so, when? Do they have an indispensable role in science, e.g. in thought experiments, as well as in philosophy? Or should appeal to intuitions be abandoned altogether? This book brings together leading early- to late-career philosophers, to tackle such questions. It presents state-of-the-art thinking on the topic. The chapters in the first part of the book discuss the epistemological and metaphysical standing of intuitions; the chapters in the second part look at how intuitions are used in disciplines besides philosophy, and in sub-discipl ... More

Keywords: metaphilosophy, methodology, intuitions, science, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, experimental philosophy

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199609192
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609192.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Robert Booth, editor
University of Sussex

Darrell P. Rowbottom, editor
Lingnan University, Hong Kong

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Anthony Robert Booth†

Part I The Ontological and Epistemological Standing of Intuitions

2 Intuitions

Ernest Sosa

4 Moderate Intuitionism

Michael Johnson and Jennifer Nado

Part II Intuitions in Disciplines or Sub-Disciplines

6 Intuitions in Science

Darrell P. Rowbottom†

Part III Challenges

10 The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions through Thick and Thin

Jonathan M. Weinberg and Joshua Alexander†

11 Sceptical Intuitions

Duncan Pritchard†

14 X-Phi without Intuitions?

Herman Cappelen†

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