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The Role of Intuitions in Philosophical Methodology

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Method of Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Serena Maria Nicoli
      Pages 3-11
    3. Serena Maria Nicoli
      Pages 13-24
    4. Serena Maria Nicoli
      Pages 25-63
  3. What Is Philosophy?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Serena Maria Nicoli
      Pages 67-72
    3. Serena Maria Nicoli
      Pages 73-95
    4. Serena Maria Nicoli
      Pages 97-109
  4. Experimental Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Serena Maria Nicoli
      Pages 113-128
    3. Serena Maria Nicoli
      Pages 129-158
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 159-167

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the role of intuition in querying Socratic problems, the very nature of intuition itself, and whether it can be legitimately used to support or reject philosophical theses. The reader is introduced to questions connected to the use of intuition in philosophy through an analysis of two methods where the appeal to intuition is explicit: thought experiments and reflective equilibrium. In addition, the debate on the legitimacy of such an appeal is presented as connected to the discussion on the nature of the aims and results of philosophical inquiries. Finally, the main tenets and results of experimental philosophers are discussed, highlighting the methodological limits of such studies. Readers interested in the nature of intuition in philosophy will find this an invaluable and revealing resource.

Keywords

philosophy socratic intuition intuitions methodology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.TorinoItaly

About the authors

Serena Maria Nicoli gained her PhD at the University of Torino, Italy. She is a member of SIFA (Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica) and FATo (Filosofia Analitica Torino). Her research interests concern metaphilosophy and the philosophy of language, and her previous work includes An Armchair for Many: The Role of Intuitions in Philosophical Methodology (2014).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Role of Intuitions in Philosophical Methodology
  • Authors Serena Maria Nicoli
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56715-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-56714-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-84957-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-56715-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 167
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy, general
    Existentialism
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