The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

2016.08.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Max Deutsch, The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method, MIT Press, 2015, 194pp., $37.00 (hbk),
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2016.08.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Max Deutsch, The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method, MIT Press, 2015, 194pp., $37.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262028950. Reviewed by Don Loeb, The University of Vermont Max Deutsch's book is a spirited and engaging response to a prominent challenge, grounded in empirical research, to philosophy itself.[1] The challenge starts with the assumption that most or all philosophical reasoning relies heavily upon intuitions, typically the results of thought experiments, as evidence. The challenge is that intuitions, in particular the intuitions thought to underlie many central philosophical arguments, seem to vary in response to factors that by all accounts have nothing to do with their truth. Deutsch has doubts about the quality of some of the evidence for the claim that intuitions vary in the ways experimental philosophers have said they do. But, for the most part, he sets those doubts. . .

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