author={Hamid Seyedsayamdost},
  pages={95 - 116}
Abstract The field of experimental philosophy has received considerable attention, essentially for producing results that seem highly counter-intuitive and at the same time question some of the fundamental methods used in philosophy. One of the earlier influential papers that gave rise to the experimental philosophy movement titled ‘Normativity and Epistemic Intuitions’ by Jonathan M. Weinberg, Shaun Nichols and Stephen Stich (2001), reported that respondents displayed different epistemic… 
Philosophical Intuitions Are Surprisingly Robust Across Demographic Differences
  • J. Knobe
  • Philosophy
    Epistemology & Philosophy of Science
  • 2019
Within the existing metaphilosophical literature on experimental philosophy, a great deal of attention has been devoted to the claim that there are large differences in philosophical intuitions
The experimental critique and philosophical practice
Abstract Some experimental philosophers have criticized the standard intuition-based methodology in philosophy. One worry about this criticism is that it is just another version of the general
Philosophical Intuitions Are Surprisingly Stable Across both Demographic Groups and Situations
  • J. Knobe
  • Philosophy, Psychology
    Filozofia Nauki
  • 2021
In the early days of experimental philosophy, a number of studies seemed to suggest that people's philosophical intuitions were in a certain sense ​unstable​. Such studies typically used one of two
The role of intuition in philosophical practice
The Role of Intuition in Philosophical Practice by WANG Tinghao Master of Philosophy This dissertation examines the recent arguments against the “Centrality” thesis—the thesis that intuition plays
Philosophical expertise beyond intuitions
Abstract In what sense, if any, are philosophers experts in their domain of research and what could philosophical expertise be? The above questions are particularly pressing given recent
The Stability of Philosophical Intuitions: Failed Replications of Swain et al. (2008)
Abstract In their widely cited article, Swain et al. (2008) report data that, purportedly, demonstrates instability of folk epistemic intuitions regarding the famous Truetemp case authored by Keith
Demythologizing intuition
Abstract Max Deutsch’s new book argues against the commonly held ‘myth’ that philosophical methodology characteristically employs intuitions as evidence. While I am sympathetic to the general claim
1.12.20 Kim & Yuan 2020
Ever since Weinberg, Nichols, and Stich (2001), hereafter abbreviated as WNS, reported significant cross-cultural differences in epistemic intuitions, the field of epistemology has been haunted by
Intuitive expertise and intuitions about knowledge
Experimental restrictionists have challenged philosophers’ reliance on intuitions about thought experiment cases based on experimental findings. According to the expertise defense, only the
Cross ‐ Cultural Differences in Zebra Case Intuitions
The cross-cultural differences in epistemic intuitions reported by Weinberg, Nichols and Stich (2001; hereafter: WNS) laid the ground for the negative program of experimental philosophy. However,


Philosophical theorizing is often, either tacitly or explicitly, guided by intuitions about cases. Theories that accord with our intuitions are generally considered to be prima facie better than
Analytic epistemology and experimental philosophy
It has been standard philosophical practice in analytic philosophy to employ intuitions generated in response to thought-experiments as evidence in the evaluation of philosophical claims. In part as
On the nature of thought experiments and a core motivation of experimental philosophy
In this paper I discuss some underlying motivations common to most strands of experimental philosophy, noting that most forms of experimental philosophy have a commitment to the claim that certain
The evidential status of philosophical intuition
Philosophers have traditionally held that claims about necessities and possibilities are to be evaluated by consulting our philosophical intuitions; that is, those peculiarly compelling deliverances
Intuition and Philosophical Methodology
Intuition serves a variety of roles in contemporary philosophy. This paper provides a historical discussion of the revival of intuition in the 1970s, untangling some of the ways that intuition has
: Some proponents of “experimental philosophy” criticize philosophers' use of thought experiments on the basis of evidence that the verdicts vary with truth-independent factors. However, their data
Survey-Driven Romanticism
Despite well-established results in survey methodology, many experimental philosophers have not asked whether and in what way conclusions about folk intuitions follow from people’s responses to their
Gender and Philosophical Intuition
In recent years, there has been much concern expressed about the under-representation of women in academic philosophy. Our goal in this paper is to call attention to a cluster of phenomena that may
Empirical metaphysics: the role of intuitions about possible cases in philosophy
Frank Jackson has argued that only if we have a priori knowledge of the extension-fixers for many of our terms can we vindicate the methodological practice of relying on intuitions to decide between