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Rethinking Intuition : The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry - Michael R. DePaul

Rethinking Intuition

The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry

By: Michael R. DePaul (Editor), William Ramsey (Editor)

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Ancients and moderns alike have constructed arguments and assessed theories on the basis of common sense and intuitive judgments. Yet, despite the important role intuitions play in philosophy, there has been little reflection on fundamental questions concerning the sort of data intuitions provide, how they are supposed to lead us to the truth, and why we should treat them as important. In addition, recent psychological research seems to pose serious challenges to traditional intuition-driven philosophical inquiry. Rethinking Intuition brings together a distinguished group of philosophers and psychologists to discuss these important issues. Students and scholars in both fields will find this book to be of great value.

The papers in this collection constitute an excellent starting point for consideration of some of the deepest issues concerning the nature and viability of philosophy as an intellectual discipline. They deserve the attention of any reflective student of philosophy.--The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

Preface
Introduction
"Rethinking Intuition": A Historical and Metaphilosophical Introductionp. 3
Family Resemblances: Studies in the Internal Structure of Categoriesp. 17
The Psychology of Intuitionp. 45
Philosophical Intuitions and Cognitive Mechanismsp. 59
Whose Concepts Are They, Anyway? The Role of Philosophical Intuition in Empirical Psychologyp. 75
Reflective Equilibrium, Analytic Epistemology and the Problem of Cognitive Diversityp. 95
Reflection on Reflective Equilibriump. 113
The Role of Intuition in Philosophical Inquiry: An Account with No Unnatural Ingredientsp. 129
Philosophical Intuitions and Psychological Theoryp. 143
Prototypes and Conceptual Analysisp. 161
Philosophical Theory and Intuitional Evidencep. 179
Intuition and the Autonomy of Philosophyp. 201
Rationality and Intellectual Self-Trustp. 241
Minimal Intuitionp. 257
Southern Fundamentalism and the End of Philosophyp. 271
Why Bother with Reflective Equilibrium?p. 293
Reference Listp. 311
Indexp. 327
About the Contributorsp. 333
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ISBN: 9780847687961
ISBN-10: 0847687961
Series: Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 9th October 1998
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52