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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To ask other readers questions about Philosophy Without Intuitionsplease sign up. What rendition of Centrality, if any, does the resultant line of reasoning support? Whether one is convinced by its conclusion or not, Philosophy Without Intutions represents a clear jolt to contemporary metaphilosophical orthodoxy. Leo Horovitz marked it as to-read Nov 08, Andrew Marr marked it as to-read Mar 15, Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: The claim that contemporary analytic philosophers rely extensively on wthout as evidence is almost universally capppelen in current meta-philosophical debates and it figures prominently in our self-understanding as analytic philosophers.

Corin Suta marked it as to-read Sep 04, Read more about the book external link.

He makes strange assumptions about justification such as that a justified claim cannot be puzzling or spark further investigation and blatantly misinterprets many of the cases – most egregiously in that he mixes up reasons that justify with reasons that explain why.

Print Save Cite Email Share. Collection of 14 essays discussing Insensitive Semantics. I’ll touch on these withouf again below but lack the space to discuss them in detail. Mereology and Location Shieva Kleinschmidt. Hermqn works in philosophy of language, philosophical methodology and related areas of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.


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Philosophy Without Intuitions

This is what it is to treat intuitions as evidence. Against the explaining away of intuitions Part II: Reply to Chalmers An Enormous Mistake: Except where’s the soul? No matter what area you happen to work in and what views you happen to hsrman in those areas, you are likely to think that philosophizing requires constructing cases and making intuitive judgments about those cases.

But I also think that we can say a little more — if only to clarify what prima facie unifies the canonical cases. Context and Communication ;hilosophy available at Amazon.

For example, some think that philosophers should investigate folk knowledge and folk morality, not some fancy philosophical version thereof. Cappelen has made an excellent contribution to the ongoing debate over the importance of intuitions in philosophy. Nov 07, Maggie Roessler added it Shelves: A splash of cold water in the face of a lot of contemporary philosophy. It takes up more than a third of the book — that’s too much, given that the argument from ‘intuition’-talk isn’t just a straw man’s argument, but seems hopeless; to clarify: Our alleged reliance on the intuitive makes many philosophers who don’t work on meta-philosophy concerned about their own discipline: John Morgan marked intuitioons as to-read Apr 02, But, as I hope is clear by now, I regard that view as part of a candidate account of what, if anything, makes it rational to believe a certain content, in the context of a thought experiment, and proceed to use that content as a premise in further philosophical reasoning and argumentation.


Adam added it Aug 24, Introduction to Part II.

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Diagnostics for intuitiveness 8. What that really comes to depends, in the first instance, on whether these philosophers use the term with the meaning — or one of the meanings — that it has in ordinary English, or use it with a distinct, technical meaning.

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Philosophy without Intuitions

Science Logic and Mathematics. And it doesn’t help to take these philosophers ‘at their word’: What is the point? Kim rated it really liked it Dec 25, Philosophers’ use of ‘intuitive’ III: Interview from New Books in Philosophy. At worst, analytic philosophers are guilty of engaging in somewhat irresponsible use of ‘intuition’-vocabulary.

Ainar Miyata marked it as to-read Apr 28, The goal of this book is to argue that this concern is unwarranted since the claim is false: Books by Herman Cappelen.