Is Intuition Based On Understanding?[I thank Jo]


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Elijah Chudnoff
University of Miami
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According to the most popular non-skeptical views about intuition, intuitions justify beliefs because they are based on understanding. More precisely: if intuiting that p justifies you in believing that p it does so because your intuition is based on your understanding of the proposition that p. The aim of this paper is to raise some challenges for accounts of intuitive justification along these lines. I pursue this project from a non-skeptical perspective. I argue that there are cases in which intuiting that p justifies you in believing that p, but such that there is no compelling reason to think this is because your intuition is based on your understanding of the proposition that p.
Keywords intuition  a prori  understanding  concepts  concept possession
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12001
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