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Single Idea 14986

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 2. Conceptual Analysis]

Full Idea

Conceptual analysts generally regard intuitive judgements about particular cases as being far more diagnostic than intuitive judgements about general principles.

Gist of Idea

Conceptual analysts trust particular intuitions much more than general ones


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 02.4 n7)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.16

A Reaction

Since I take the aim to be the building up an accurate picture about general truths, it would be daft to just leap to our intuitions about those general truths. Equally you can't cut intuition out of the picture (pace Ladyman).