Philosophy without Intuitions

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2014-05-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Herman Cappelen is a professor of philosophy at the University of St Andrews, where he works at the Arche Philosophical Research Centre. He works in philosophy of language, philosophical methodology and related areas of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. He is the author of many papers and three books: Insensitive Semantics (with Ernest Lepore), Language Turned on Itself (with Ernest Lepore), and Relativism and Monadic Truth (with John Hawthorne).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Intuitions in Philosophy: Overview and Taxonomy
Part I: The Argument from 'Intuition'-Talk
Introduction to Part I
2. 'Intuitive', 'Intuitively', 'Intuition', and 'Seem' in English
3. Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (I): A Defective Practice and the Verbal Virus Theory
4. Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (II): Some Strategies for Charitable Interpretation
Appendix to Chapter 4. Williamson on Intuition as Belief and Inclination to Believe
5. Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (III): Against the Explaining Away of Intuitions
Part II: The Argument from Philosophical Practice
Introduction to Part II
6. Centrality and Philosophical Practice
7. Diagnostics for Intuitiveness
8. Case Studies
9. Lessons Learned, Replies to Objections, and Comparison to Williamson
10. Conceptual Analysis and Intuitions
11. A Big Mistake: Experimental Philosophy

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