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Intuitions

ISBN : 9780199609192

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Author: 
Anthony Robert Booth; Darrell P. Rowbottom
Pages
304 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
163 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jul 2014
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Intuitions may seem to play a fundamental role in philosophy: but their role and their value have been challenged recently. What are intuitions? Should we ever trust them? And if so, when? Do they have an indispensable role in science-in thought experiments, for instance-as well as in philosophy? Or should appeal to intuitions be abandoned altogether? This collection brings together leading philosophers, from early to late career, to tackle such questions. It presents the state of the art thinking on the topic.

Index: 

Introduction
PART ONE: THE ONTOLOGICAL AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL STANDING OF INTUITIONS
The Rational Roles of Intuition
Intuitions: Their Nature and Probative Value
Empirical Evidence for Rationalism?
Moderate Intuitionism: A Metasemantic Account
Intuition, 'Intuition', Concepts and the A Priori
PART TWO: INTUITIONS IN DISCIPLINES OR SUB-DISCIPLINES
Intuitions in Science: Thought Experiments as Argument Pumps
Novice Thought Experiments
Moral Intuitionism, Experiments and Skeptical Arguments
Linguistic Intuitions in Context: A Defence of Nonskeptical Pure Invariantism
PART THREE: CHALLENGES
The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions Through Thick and Thin
Sceptical Intuitions
Who Needs Intuitions? Two Experimentalist Critiques
Grasp of Essences Versus Intuitions: An Uneven Contest
X-Phi Without Intuitions?
Index

About the author: 

Anthony Robert Booth is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Sussex University, UK. He is also a researcher on the NWO funded Trusting Banks project, a collaborative project between the Universities of Cambridge and Groningen. He works mainly in areas at the intersection of Ethics and Epistemology. He has published several articles in journals such as The Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Synthese. ; Darrell P. Rowbottom is a Professor of Philosophy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He was previously a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford. He works mainly in the areas of philosophy of science, epistemology, metaphysics, and the foundations of probability. He is the author of forty journal articles, numerous entries in handbooks and encylopaedias, and a monograph (Popper's Critical Rationalism). He is an associate editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

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