Intuition by Elijah ChudnoffIntuition by Elijah Chudnoff


byElijah Chudnoff

Hardcover | January 13, 2014

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We know about our immediate environment - about the people, animals, and things around us - by having sensory perceptions. According to a tradition that traces back to Plato, we know about abstract reality - about mathematics, morality, and metaphysics - by having intuitions, which can bethought of as intellectual perceptions. The rough idea behind the analogy is this: while sensory perceptions are experiences that purport to, and sometimes do, reveal how matters stand in concrete reality by making us aware of that reality through the senses, intuitions are experiences that purportto, and sometimes do, reveal how matters stand in abstract reality by making us aware of that reality through the intellect. In this book, Elijah Chudnoff elaborates and defends such a view of intuition. He focuses on the experience of having an intuition, on the justification for beliefs that derives from intuition, and on the contact with abstract reality via intuition. In the course of developing a systematic accountof the phenomenology, epistemology, and metaphysics of intuition on which it counts as a form of intellectual perception Chudnoff also takes up related issues such as the a priori, perceptual justification and knowledge, concepts and understanding, inference, mental action, and skeptical challengesto intuition.
Elijah Chudnoff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, where he has taught since receiving his PhD from Harvard University. He works primarily on epistemology and the philosophy of mind. He has published papers on intuition, phenomenal intentionality, theories of knowledge, and cognitive phenomenology.
Title:IntuitionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:January 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019968300X

ISBN - 13:9780199683000

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart 1: Intuition Experience1. What Intuitions Are Like2. The Varieties of IntuitionPart 2: Intuitive Justification3. Phenomenal Dogmatism4. Understanding-Based Reliabilism5. The Rational Roles of IntuitionPart 3: Intuitive Knowledge6. The Ground of Perceptual Knowledge7. The Ground of Intuitive KnowledgeConclusion: Intellectual Perception RevisitedBibliographyIndex