Folk Intuitions, Science Fiction and Philosophy: Comment on Experimental Philosophy

  title={Folk Intuitions, Science Fiction and Philosophy: Comment on Experimental Philosophy},
  author={Renia Gasparatou},
  journal={Journal of Cognition and Culture},
Some experimental philosophers imply that philosophers should endorse folk intuitions and even use them to advance philosophical theses. In this paper I will try to contrast experimental appeals to intuition with J. L. Austin’s, whom some experimentalists cite as a precursor of their method. I will suggest that Austin evokes ordinary intuitions in order to dismantle philosophical quests. He even suggests (a) that the appeal to ordinary intuitions of the folk can hardly prescribe answers to… Expand
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