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Philosophers as Intuitive Lawyers

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Philosophers have traditionally described themselves as “intuitive scientists”: people seeking the most justified theories about distinctive aspects of the world. Relying on insights from philosophers as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Williams James, I argue that philosophers should be described instead as “intuitive lawyers” who defend a point of view largely by appealing to non-cognitive reasons.

Affiliations: 1: Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Los Polvorines- Argentina,


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