INTUITIONS AS INFERENTIAL JUDGMENTS*

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Abstract

According to philosophical orthodoxy, intuitions are perception-like in that they provide us with non-inferential justification. In this paper, I present four arguments to show that orthodoxy is mistaken: Intuitions, as used in thought experiments, are inferential judgments, that is the results of inferential transitions that are inferentially justified (if justified at all). The discussion will shed light on the nature of intuition but also on the nature of inference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-29
Number of pages23
JournalNous-Supplement: Philosophical Issues
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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