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ERIC Number: EJ882601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
On Intuitional Stability: The Clear, the Strong, and the Paradigmatic
Wright, Jennifer Cole
Cognition, v115 n3 p491-503 Jun 2010
Skepticism about the epistemic value of intuition in theoretical and philosophical inquiry has recently been bolstered by empirical research suggesting that people's concrete-case intuitions are vulnerable to irrational biases (e.g., the order effect). What is more, skeptics argue that we have no way to ''calibrate'' our intuitions against these biases and no way of anticipating intuitional instability. This paper challenges the skeptical position, introducing data from two studies that suggest not only that people's concrete-case intuitions are often stable, but also that people have introspective awareness of this stability, providing a promising means by which to assess the epistemic value of our intuitions. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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