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In Kant, what would happen if singular objects that we perceive in space didn't necessarily have the spatial properties that we perceive them to have?

In Paul Guyer's Kant, section "Space and Time: the pure forms of sensible intuition", Guyer argues that "Kant’s argument for transcendental idealism is incomplete." For that, he ...
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Whom are these philosopher's modern-day equivalents?

Does Emily Dickinson Ralph Waldo Emerson & Walter Whitman Have modern-day counterparts
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Problem with infinity? [closed]

Note: See PART 2 for a better question. 1 kg of matter has infinite number of parts. Infinite number of things together can make an infinite amount of matter. 1 kg is not equal to infinite amount. We ...
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What created the bias in humans that make us intuitively claim the refutation of the Continuum Hypothesis?

So I was watching this youtube video. We've got a well ordering of the real numbers but just between zero and one that'll do okay now comes a little statistical argument. You and I are gonna throw ...
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Consequences and importance of the "No Free Lunch Theorem"?

So I was watching this and was wondering about the consequences and importance of the "No Free Lunch Theorem" David Wolpert: that if I have any particular reasoning algorithm be it in say ...
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To what extent is mathematics a tool to grasp the world beyond human intuition?

To what extent are mathematical formalisms an extension of intuitive reasoning to grasp the world such as in the fields of Quantum Physics and Relativity? My first thought is that when intuitive ...
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How does absurdism deal with conflicting notions of subjective meaning?

My understanding of Camus is that he thinks you should find your subjective interests and run with them, but what would he say to say to a clinical psychopath born without a conscience who says he ...
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When philosophers argue about "definitional questions," what exactly are they arguing about?

By "definitional question," I mean questions like what is knowledge, what is justice, what is love, etc - questions that relate to the definition of certain abstract concepts. Take the ...
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Knowledge and epistemic intuition

Gettier famously argues against the traditional theory of knowledge that justified true belief may not always be knowledge. Basically, his examples can be summarized as whether we can have knowledge ...
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Metaphilosophy and the nature of philosophical disagreement

I have a question on how “disagreement” generally occurs in philosophy. It seems that in the various traditions of Western philosophy, much work concerns a quest to externalize our human intuitions, i....
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Do modern philosophers of mind believe that thinking is a symbolic or visual process by nature?

Do some philosophers regard thinking as a symbolic process only because they don't actually think for themselves -- rather, like most of us, they are "having thoughts", their ...
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Why do many philosophers attach so much importance to laymen intuition?

For instance, when discussing "what is Justice", one of Rawls's key argument for "justice has to be a universal concept" is that we do not talk about anything that is "just ...
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Does modus tollens capture the essence of "necessary condition"?

Does modus tollens capture the essence of "necessary condition"? (1) P → Q, ¬Q, … so ¬P. (2) So Q is a necessary condition of P. Is (1) the inner structure of (2)? Are any of these true: The ...
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what is called the view that all knowledge "bottoms out" in intuition and/or psychological prejudice?

Suppose I see a tree through my window; I naturally believe that there's a tree outside. From my experience, I simply intuit (so it seems to me) the existence of that tree. Of course, I could ...
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Contemporary philosophers on intellectual intuition?

The 18th-19th century German philosophers (the so-called "German Idealists"), and other Post-kantian philosophers have used the term "intellectual intuition" in slightly different ways, but generally ...
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In mathematics , can't we say that the intuition of the original author of a true conjecture is the proof of it just indescribable on paper- pen

I think that when a person put on a true conjecture in mathematics (we have verified it to be true) ,proof must came in his mind in the form of what we called intuition. I mean if his saying is ...
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What is the difference between aptitude and Intuition? [closed]

What is the difference between aptitude and Intuition?
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What properties does "intuition" need in order to be counted as philosophical evidence?

Timothy Williamson (2008) has argued that we should not construe philosophical evidence as consisting of intuitions. Do intuitions generate philosophical evidence? And, if so, what sort of evidence ...
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Is there a theory that trying to solve intuition and fear at the same time?

I'm looking for a school of thought or theory that solves these problems, preferably at once: The way to make a profound, advanced knowledge more straightforward and imaginative, without having to ...
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At base, do all disagreements in philosophy come down to differences in intuition?

I am coming at this from outside philosophy, though I have had a lifelong amateur interest. It seems to me that rigorous philosophical writing sets out clear axioms before using propositional logic to ...
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What is the nature of moral intuition according to Haidt?

Jonathan Haidt asserts that moral judgment is primarily given rise to by intuition. Now intuition is used in many different senses of which I want to emphasize the meaning "as opposed to instinct", ...
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Do biological studies on intuition reject the idea of "intellectual intuition"?

Philosophers throughout the history (most known to me are from the German Idealism school) have used the idea of an "intellectual intuition" - often (in German Idealism) the way that a certain "genius"...
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What is the role of the a priori nature of time in intuitionism?

According to Brouwer, intuitionists abandoned Kant's apriority of space but adhered to the idea that time was a priori. This Intuitionism considers the "falling apart of moments of life into two ...
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What is "intuition" for Kant?

Intuition appears to be a relatively abstract concept, an incomplete cognition, and thus not directly experienceable. Kant says that all knowledge is constituted of two parts: reception of objects ...
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Are analogies between ethics and mathematics philosophically coherent?

Analogies between ethics and mathematics are pretty common – probably because of their shared a priori nature. Philosophical laymen use them, like “Scott Alexander” (no, you don't need to know him), ...
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How come intuitive thinking is related to constructing a proof?

I am researching Constructivism and Intuitionism. I can't understand why Intuitionism and Intuitionistic Logic are named as they are. Intuitionistic logic requires constructing a proof of every ...
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How can one intuit that P → Q ≡ ¬P ∨ (P ∧ Q)?

I have not succeeded in intuiting P → Q ≡ ¬P ∨ Q in the sense of imagining how one would conjecture or divine the equivalence without any "foreknowledge" of ¬P ∨ Q to invoke formal proofs or truth ...
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What do dual-intuitionistic and minimal logic model?

As someone interested in theoretical computer science, I'm fairly comfortable with what intuitionistic logic represents. An intuitionistic proof is a proof we can act upon algorithmically. The law of ...
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Intuitively, why are Universal Statements true in the Empty Universe?

Source: p 165. Sweet Reason: A Field Guide to Modern Logic (2010 2 ed) by Henle, Garfield, Tymoczko. I read this on Math SE; please advise if it pertains to my simpler question.   One property of ...
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Is 'intuition' the most correct term?

What terms should I use to request (more verbal or informal) explanations like the answers to these questions tagged 'intuition'? I ask because the following comment implies that 'intuition' may not ...
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Intuitively, why does (B → S) ≡ (¬B ∨ S)?

I pursue only intuition; please do not answer with formal proofs or Truth Tables. I comprehend the following explanation, but it still does not supply the intuition and I sense a deeper, directer, ...
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What makes the material conditional material?

What makes the material conditional material (also called the material implication)? What does this logical connective have to do with matter? Googling doesn't seem to help.
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Does this justify truth-table of material conditional?

I'm sure someone has thought of this before, but I haven't seen this justification (if it is one at all) for why the truth-table of the material conditional is the way it is in both literature on the ...
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What is wrong with my intuition of Modus Tollens?

Abbreviate Modus Tollens to MT, Necessary Condition to NC, and Sufficient Condition to SC. I pursue only intuition; please do not answer with formal proofs or Truth Tables. I already know of the ...
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