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Intuitions *

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Intuition mongering is common in the theory of reference and in philosophy generally. Why is this appropriate? And why is it appropriate for linguists to take intuitions as the main evidence for a ... More


The Pleasures and Challenges of Subjectivity: From Dreams, Humour, and Self‐Consciousness to Autobiography

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1830, an emphasis on real and armchair travel for sheer pleasure brought a new emphasis on the varieties of subjective experience which made travel books self‐conscious and frequently humorous ... More


The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Avner Baz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book presents a critique of what has come to be called “the method of cases”—theorizing on the basis of the “application” of words to cases—as well as of the recent debates between “armchair” and ... More


Under Which King, Bezonian? Experimental Philosophy versus Thought Experiment

Christopher Norris

in Philosophy Outside-In: A Critique of Academic Reason

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684557
eISBN:
9780748695188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684557.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter I present a critical review of the current debate between partisans of two, on the face of it sharply conflicting movements of thought. On the one hand are ranged the ... More


Conclusion: Armchairs versus Lab Coats?

Max Deutsch

in The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028950
eISBN:
9780262327374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028950.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

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 ... More


The Case for Scholarly Reporting

Andrew Ross

in The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161152
eISBN:
9780231530736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161152.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents the an account of leaving behind “armchair theory” to do “scholarly reporting.” The author of this chapter describes his first training as a critic from academics in Britain who ... More


Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Methodology

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis

in The Rules of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661800
eISBN:
9780191748325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661800.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter situates the previous treatment of the epistemology of philosophy with respect to recent critiques of armchair philosophical methods deriving from the experimental philosophy movement. ... More


Philosophical Naturalism and Intuitional Methodology *

Alvin I. Goldman

in The A Priori in Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695331
eISBN:
9780191758218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695331.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Parts of philosophy employ intuitions or intuitive judgments, and this intuitional methodology is the subject of recent criticism, especially by experimental philosophers. Is the methodology sound or ... More


Can There Be a Discipline of Philosophy?: And Can It Be Founded on Intuitions? 1

Ernest Sosa

in The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698370
eISBN:
9780191748899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698370.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Armchair philosophy has come under attack through experimentalist survey results. These are said to uncover disagreement in people's responses to thought experiments. These responses allegedly ... More


Platitudes and Metaphysics

Daniel Nolan

in Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012560
eISBN:
9780262255202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012560.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores three ways in which the armchair method of analysis can assist in the assembling of “platitudes”. It is unknown whether these usages should count as “conceptual analysis” or ... More


Beyond the Niger

David Lambert

in Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078069
eISBN:
9780226078236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078236.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the period from the early 1840s to James MacQueen’s death in 1870. It follows MacQueen’s geographical theories and commercial proposals as they flowed beyond the Niger basin. ... More


Print Matters: Popularizing Past and Present

Laura Nenzi

in Excursions in Identity: Travel and the Intersection of Place, Gender, and Status in Edo Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831172
eISBN:
9780824869199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831172.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how printed culture became commercialized and popularized. Sustained by a general economic and cultural growth and a sharp rise in literacy rates, the commercial print industry ... More


National Cartography and Indigenous Space in Mexico

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.16
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Antonio Garcia Cubas's Atlas geografico, estadistico e historico de la Republica Mexicana, in which viewers can still encounter the traces of an ambitious state undertaking of ... More


Introduction: Armchair Philosophy, Experimental Philosophy, and the Minimal Assumption

Avner Baz

in The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There is little question that experimental philosophy constitutes one of the most significant developments in analytic philosophy in the last couple of decades. What is less clear is what its ... More


Methodological Confusion in Armchair and Experimental Philosophy

Avner Baz

in The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter closely examines John Hawthorne’s introduction of the “lottery paradox” in Knowledge and Lotteries (2004) and Joshua Knobe and Sean Nichols’ “Experimental Philosophy Manifesto” (2008), ... More


Is, Ought, and the Brain

Guy Kahane

in Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199357666
eISBN:
9780199357697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357666.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It would be nice to know more about what happens in our brains when we judge what we morally ought to do. But for normative ethics, this kind of scientific research is of interest only if it could ... More


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