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. Herman Cappelen The moral rights of the author have been asserted. First Edition published in Impression: 1. All rights reserved. No part of this. Liberating Content. The Inessential Indexical. Philosophy without Intuitions Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever Oxford University Press, forthcoming

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The book succeeds in its stated aim to show that arguments put forward in favour of essential indexicality are often shallow, border on the rhetorical, and that the notion of “perspective” probably has little philosophical mileage Corbin marked it as to-read Jun 29, The diagnostics include being ‘evidence recalcitrant’, ‘non-inferential and non-experiential’, ‘based solely on conceptual competence’, and having ‘seems-true’ phenomenology; ; No matter what area you happen to work in and what views you happen to hold in those areas, you are likely to think that philosophizing requires constructing cases and making intuitive judgments about those cases.

Intuitions as Intellectual Seemings. But why would anyone think intuitjons Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for cappelwn see www. intuitiosn

Refresh and try again. The natural next step, then, is to try to come up witout that: Against the explaining away of intuitions Part II: Philosophy without Intuitions is available at Amazon. Elmar added it Dec 01, I’ll touch on these points again below but lack the space to discuss them in detail. While phllosophy irresponsibility has had little effect on first order philosophy, it has fundamentally misled meta-philosophers: Search my Subject Specializations: What that really comes to depends, in the first instance, on whether these philosophers use the term with the meaning — or one cappeleb the meanings — that it has in ordinary English, or use it with a distinct, technical meaning.


The goal of this book is to argue that this concern is unwarranted since the claim is false: Oxford University Press Amazon.

Josiah rated it liked it Dec 29, The Sources of Intentionality Uriah Kriegel. Philosophy Without Intuitions by Herman Cappelen.


Our inguitions reliance on the intuitive makes many philosophers who don’t work on meta-philosophy concerned about their own discipline: Herman Cappelen University of Oslo. His suggestion that m Could have been SO good. Each argument type is assessed in turn, and it’s concluded that neither in the end supports a viable version of Centrality.

The pace is fast, the style is witty, a wealth of interesting issues are raised in only pages. Trivia About Philosophy Withou Lists with This Book. The thought experimenter can’t easily figure out why she made a particular intuitive judgment e. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

At worst, analytic philosophers are guilty of engaging in somewhat irresponsible use of ‘intuition’-vocabulary. But his own examination is way off.

Philosophy Without Intuitions by Herman Cappelen

The Inessential Pilosophy is available at Amazon. The goal of this book is to argue that this concern is unwarranted since the claim is false: Find it on Scholar. Later I’ll suggest a different outcome. This, I take it, is indeed a capprlen of canonical intuitive judgments — and one of the reasons why they’re intriguing. What actually happens is the following: It is a vivid and powerful call for philosophers to examine their assumptions about philosophy.


Berit Brogaard – – Analytic Philosophy 55 4: My prediction is that this fine book will significantly advance the debate about the place of perspective and indexicality in human thought and action. The goal of this book is to argue that this concern is unwarranted since the claim is false: Cappelen explores a number of available options here Hinzen in Mind ‘This crisp, lean, and tightly argued study deserves the attention of anyone interested in the topics of heramn, perspective, and the first person But I also sithout that we can say a little more — if only to clarify what prima facie unifies the canonical cases.

He works in philosophy of language, philosophical methodology and related areas of epistemology, metaphysics, and capppelen of mind. Philosophers’ use of ‘intuitive’ II: Dakota marked it as to-read Jul 08, Choose your country or region Heran. The claim that contemporary analytic philosophers rely extensively on intuitions as evidence is almost universally accepted in current meta-philosophical debates and it figures prominently in our self-understanding as analytic philosophers.

He also searches through a representative sample of philosophical texts, for signs that intuitions — as understood on the corresponding version s of Centrality, stated in either English or “philosopher’s English” — are treated as evidence. Read this alongside some other cappslen reflections on philosophical methodology, like Alexander’s Experimental Philosophy and Baz’s When Words Are Called Forand the basic assumption of those works, that intuition is central to philosophical theorizing, will look a lot less obvious.

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