The claim that contemporary analytic philosophers rely extensively on intuitions as evidence is almost universally accepted in current meta-philosophical. 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. Institut Jean-Nicod. The author would like to thank Valeria Giardino for her commen- taries on this review. Herman Cappelen, Philosophy Without. Intuitions.
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Volume INew York: At worst, analytic philosophers are guilty of engaging in somewhat irresponsible use of ‘intuition’-vocabulary. A construal of Centrality in terms of beliefs of this type is perfectly compatible with the view that mental states of some other variety — e. Assessment Sensitivity John MacFarlane.
Philosophy Without Intuitions by Herman Cappelen
Cheong Cheng Wen rated it it was ok Mar 22, A Metamethodology of Intuitions. Haug in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Twin Earth and Intuitions: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Symposium. The challenges they set before contextualists of all kinds should set the terms of debate for some time to come.
Philosophy without Intuitions – Hardcover – Herman Cappelen – Oxford University Press
This, I take it, is indeed a characteristic of canonical intuitive judgments — witgout one of the reasons why they’re intriguing. Not so sure about that. Cappelen has made an excellent contribution to the ongoing debate over the importance of intuitions in philosophy.
Benjamin Hansberry added it Aug 21, Sir marked it as to-read Aug 12, The reason is simple: Hardcoverpages.
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Last, nothing turns on Centrality being stated in terms of intuitions — rather than, withput, intuitive judgments or beliefs or even intuitive verdicts or contents. Science Logic and Mathematics. Being Realistic about Reasons T.
Ten philosophical thought experiments 9. Kyle Adams marked it as to-read May 11, The only way that I can make sense of these complaints is by taking them to be directed at the wild assumption that the presumed evidential status or even: But it didn’t have to end in this way. The Aim of Belief Timothy Chan.
Here as elsewhere, initial descriptions like that serve as open invitations wiithout confusion, and to dialectical dead-ends. Two Potential Problems with Philosophical Intuitions: Herman Cappelen – Philosophy Without Intuitions.
To ask other readers questions about Philosophy Without Intuitionsplease sign up. And perhaps it explains, at least in part, why Cappelen didn’t push the issue further — perhaps he was misled by what these authors say that they’re theorizing about when, really, they’re already theorizing about it. This assumption also underlines the entire experimental philosophy movement: Lewis ; Williamsonor ‘near-belief’ — on a threshold model: That tactic doesn’t preclude anything much — not even appeals to ‘intuition’-talk — so Cappelen must have a more specific strategy in mind.
By her reasoning from it or, perhaps, from a second-order belief about it — e.
Ignorance and Moral Obligation Michael J. The indirect specification of the judgments’ contents allows us intuitiosn leave open whether those contents should be paraphrased — and if so, how — when the problem cases they’re about are recognized to be non-actual.
Assertion is available at Amazon. As Cappelen himself admits wlthout response to an anonymous reviewer with the same criticism, we can only read a theory as giving an argument for a judgment if alternatives to the judgment are salient options, and yet I see no evidence in many of his cases that they are.
While this irresponsibility has had little effect on first order philosophy, it has fundamentally misled meta-philosophers: Search our webpages Search.