Intuitions and Illusions:From Explanation and Experiment to Assessment

Fischer, Eugen ORCID:, Engelhardt, Paul and Herbelot, Aurelie (2015) Intuitions and Illusions:From Explanation and Experiment to Assessment. In: Experimental Philosophy, Rationalism and Naturalism. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-13-888728-2

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This chapter presents and develops an interdisciplinary research programme currently emerging from experimental philosophy: The ‘sources project’ seeks to develop psychological explanations of philosophical intuitions that facilitate their epistemological assessment. This chapter develops such an explanation: It explains intuitions at the root of notorious paradoxes about perception (‘arguments from illusion’), reports an experiment supporting this explanation, and suggests how we can advance from this psychological explanation of intuitions to assessments of their evidentiary value. To explain the targeted intuitions, the paper draws on discourse process research from cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. To test the explanation, it employs an experimental paradigm from psycholinguistics. To derive assessments, it builds on research on metacognitive cues.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 02:50
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