Intuition as a Capacity for a Priori Knowledge

نوع مقاله : مقاله علمی- پژوهشی

نویسنده

Departments of German and Philosophy, Duke University, USA

چکیده

This article lays the groundwork for a defense of rational intuitions by first arguing against a prevalent view according to which intuition is a distinctive psychological state, an “intellectual seeming” that p, that then constitutes evidence that p. An alternative account is then offered, according to which an intuition that p constitutes non-inferential a priori knowledge that p in virtue of the concepts exercised in judging that p. This account of rational intuition as the exercise of conceptual capacities in a priori judgment is then distinguished from the dogmatic, entitlement and reliabilist accounts of intuition’s justificatory force. The article concludes by considering three implications of the proposed view for the Experimental Philosophy movement.

کلیدواژه‌ها


عنوان مقاله [English]

Intuition as a Capacity for a Priori Knowledge

نویسنده [English]

  • Henry W. Pickford
Departments of German and Philosophy, Duke University, USA
چکیده [English]

This article lays the groundwork for a defense of rational intuitions by first arguing against a prevalent view according to which intuition is a distinctive psychological state, an “intellectual seeming” that p, that then constitutes evidence that p. An alternative account is then offered, according to which an intuition that p constitutes non-inferential a priori knowledge that p in virtue of the concepts exercised in judging that p. This account of rational intuition as the exercise of conceptual capacities in a priori judgment is then distinguished from the dogmatic, entitlement and reliabilist accounts of intuition’s justificatory force. The article concludes by considering three implications of the proposed view for the Experimental Philosophy movement.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • Intuition
  • rationality
  • experimental philosophy
  • non-inferentialism
  • Epistemology
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