Philosophical methodology seems to place a great amount of weight on philosophical intuitions. Thought experiments are centered on eliciting intuitions in order to evaluate various philosophical positions. What is the value of such intuition (if any) and can they help us progress in philosophy?
Moderator: Arianna Falbo.
Arianna Falbo is a graduate student at SFU in the Masters of Arts Program in Philosophy. On the philosophical front she is mainly interested in the intersection of philosophy of language, epistemology and ethics (specifically questions concerning communication, testimony, trust and the transmission of knowledge). She is also interested in animal ethics, the history of analytic philosophy and the philosophy of religion.
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