Intuition in Philosophy

Intuition in philosophy is "an indirect way to grasp knowledge and morality". You intuitively know if an action is right or wrong - even though you can't work out why.

Intuition is, basically, system 1 thinking.

Even though Intuition is a decent test of ideas, it can be wrong too. Something that people thought is intuitively correct can turn out to be wrong when analyzed properly. Also, different people can have different Intuitions about the same thing.

If we find a problem with our intuitions...

  • Learn about cognitive biases that might be causing an incorrect intuition.
  • Defend the counter intuitive theory on the basis of theoretical virtues.
  • Train ourselves to have better intuitions in similar situations.
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