The Psychology of Intuition and its Role in Philosophical Inquiry
Contributions by George Bealer, Robert Cummings, Michael DePaul, Richard Foley, Alvin Goldman, Alison Gopnik, George Graham, Gary Gutting, Tery Horgan, Tamara Horowitz, Hilary Kornblith, Joel Pust, E Rosch, Eldar Shafir, Stephen Stitch, Ernest Sosa, Edward Wisniewkski Edited by Michael R. DePaul, William Ramsey
Publication date:22 October 1998
Length of book:352 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
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.