By Ahmed Elsayyad, Johns Hopkins University
This paper was presented at Prometheus’ 2014 Mid-Atlantic Philosophy Conference.
Intuitions are quick and ready insights without any apparent rational thought. There has been debate among the philosophical community on whether intuitions can be used as reliable evidence in answering questions in epistemology. Studies have shown that intuitions can vary by factors such ethnicity and gender. If intuitions can vary by such factors, can we still say intuitions can be used as reliable evidence for philosophical arguments? Some argue that the psychological sources of intuition …
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