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The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

Max Deutsch


This book is a defense of the methods of analytic philosophy against a recent empirical challenge to the soundness of those methods. The challenge is raised by practitioners of “experimental philosophy” (xphi) and concerns the extent to which analytic philosophy relies on intuition—in particular, the extent to which analytic philosophers treat intuitions as evidence in arguing for philosophical conclusions. Experimental philosophers say that analytic philosophers place a great deal of evidential weight on people’s intuitions about hypothetical cases and thought experiments. This book argues th ... More

Keywords: Intuition, Philosophical method, Experimental philosophy, Analytic philosophy, Metaphilosophy, Evidence, Thought experiment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028950
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Max Deutsch, author
Hong Kong University