Roberto Casati

The role of intuitions in philosophy

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I assess some recent positions about the role of intuitions in philosophy. I first describe the use of intuitions in mental experiments. Then I discuss philosophers who put great weight on intuitions. I suggest that intuitions can be explananda in the philosophical endeavour alongside other explananda. I propose a typology of existing intuitions. I then introduce the issue of the variability of intuitions and suggest some remedies.

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