Why don’t philosophers do their intuition practice?

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I bet you don’t practice your philosophical intuitions. What’s your excuse? If you think philosophical training improves the reliability of philosophical intuitions, then practicing intuitions should improve them even further. I argue that philosophers’ reluctance to practice their intuitions highlights a tension in the way that they think about the role of intuitions in philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-269
Number of pages13
JournalActa Analytica
Issue number3
Early online date29 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2019


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