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If these are genuinely non-equivalent matters, then the philosopher’s traditional use of reason and reﬂective equilibrium will not be displaced by experimental methods. Consider, too, that often the goal of a philosophical argument is a metaphysically necessary conclusion. If such a conclusion is to be deduced, then the premises must be more than merely contingent. ” The former, whatever is epistemic origin, is ordinarily (by philosophers) understood as an a priori, metaphysically necessary proposition.
Tersman points out that the truth objection “rests on a view or intuition to the effect that there is a certain connection between epistemic justiﬁcation and truth. The connection is expressed in many ways: epistemic justiﬁcation should ‘lead toward’ or ‘grow toward’ or provide an ‘indication’ of truth. Epistemically justiﬁed beliefs must be highly likely to be true, and holding epistemically justiﬁed beliefs must increase one’s chances of attaining truth, and be conducive to the aim of holding true and avoiding false beliefs” (p.
244). Intuitions often feature as crucial premises in philosophical arguments and, indeed, can function as conversation stoppers. Skeptics of progress in philosophy can cite cases of “intuition-mongering” as evidence that philosophy is little more than an extravagant exercise in questionbegging. If that charge is to be resisted, then getting clear about just what intuitions are and what their function is in philosophical practice is crucial. 5. Intuitions and Experiments It is often said that science and philosophy operate in the same general fashion.