Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Myth of the IntuitiveExperimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Max Deutsch

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262028950

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262028950.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 December 2018

Conclusion

Conclusion

Armchairs versus Lab Coats?

Chapter:
(p.157) Conclusion
Source:
The Myth of the Intuitive
Author(s):

Max Deutsch

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028950.003.0007

This chapter distinguishes “armchair” methods from “a priori” methods but argues that xphi poses no threat to either sort. It also objects to a certain caricature of the difference between traditional analytic philosophers and experimental philosophers. The latter are supposed to be the truly pro-science bunch, but this is an inaccurate picture since analytic philosophy has paid homage to the sciences at least since the rise of positivism and arguably for much, much longer. The chapter also identifies a genuine, constructive, and important role for xphi within philosophy, suggesting that experimental philosophers drop their pretensions to be saying things, either positive or negative, about the evidence for philosophical theory and instead focus their energies in describing the ways in which spontaneous judgments can affect human behavior. This is described as an admirable, “broadly ethical” aim for experimental philosophers to pursue.

Keywords:   Spontaneous judgment, Armchair methods, A priori, Broadly ethical

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.