Intuition-Talk: Virus or Virtue?

Andow, James (2017) Intuition-Talk: Virus or Virtue? Philosophia, 45 (2). pp. 523-531. ISSN 0048-3893

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Abstract

The word ‘intuition’ is used frequently both in philosophy and in discussions about philosophical methods. It has been argued that this intuition-talk makes no (clear) semantic contribution and that intuition-talk is thus a bad habit that ought to be abandoned. I urge caution in making this inference. There are many pragmatic roles intuition-talk might play. Moreover, according to one plausible story (for which there is some empirical support), there is reason to think intuition-talk is actually a good habit for philosophers to have.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: philosophical methods,intuition,hedging,metaphilosophy,epistemic humility,intellectual humility
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 00:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66009
DOI: 10.1007/s11406-016-9796-6

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