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Robert_Wiblin comments on Intuition Jousting: What It Is And Why It Should Stop - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Robert_Wiblin 30 March 2017 11:53:00PM *  2 points [-]

"It also exists amongst academic philosophers"

As far as I can tell virtually all academic philosophy bottoms out at some kind of intuition jousting. In each philosophical sub-field, no matter what axioms you accept common sense is going to suffer some damage, and people differ on where they'd least mind to take the hit. And there doesn't seem to be another means to choose among the most foundational premises on which people's models are built.

I predict nothing will stop people from intuition jousting except a more objective, or dialectically persuasive, way to answer philosophical questions.

Comment author: MichaelPlant 31 March 2017 11:13:29AM 0 points [-]

See my answer to Michelle below where I try to clarify what I mean.