Perhaps most of all, rationalist defenders of the Intuition/Deductionthesis owe us an account of what intuition is and how it provideswarranted true beliefs about the external world. What is it to intuita proposition and how does that act of intuition support a warrantedbelief? Any intellectual faculty, whether it be sense perception orintuition, provides us with warranted beliefs and so knowledge only ifit is generally reliable. The reliability of sense perception stemsfrom the causal connection between how external objects are and how weexperience them. What accounts for the reliability of our intuitionsregarding the external world? Is our intuition of a particular trueproposition the outcome of some causal interaction between ourselvesand some aspect of the world? What aspect? What is the nature of thiscausal interaction? That the number three is prime does not appear tocause anything, let alone our intuition that it is prime.
I love your real life examples, Angela. It brings it all down to earth… who can’t relate to at least one of those feelings? We all can awaken that creative genius within that you cite in the likes of Steve Jobs etc. when we know the feeling we are looking for. The creative geniuses are just so because they have realized (either consciously or unconsciously) that there are no limitations placed on their lives except those intimidations they’ve imposed upon their intuition.
Like the Intuition/Deduction thesis…
The Intuition/Deduction thesis, the Innate Knowledge thesis, and theInnate Concept thesis are essential to rationalism: to be arationalist is to adopt at least one of them. Two other closelyrelated theses are generally adopted by rationalists, although one cancertainly be a rationalist without adopting either of them. The firstis that experience cannot provide what we gain from reason.
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Hi Angela, this definitely resonates with me, as I’ve been getting back into my yoga practice recently and noticing how much more connected I am with my intuition when my attention is focused on what I’m feeling in my body, in terms of knowing what I want as opposed to going along with what I think I’m supposed to want.
Kant, Immanuel | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The activity of locating items in the ‘forms ofintuition’, space and time, is one of the three kinds of whatKant called synthesis and discussed in the chapter on theTranscendental Deduction. It is not entirely clear how the twodiscussions relate.
Human Knowledge: Foundations and Limits
Most forms of rationalism involve notable commitments to otherphilosophical positions. One is a commitment to the denial ofscepticism for at least some area of knowledge. If we claim to knowsome truths by intuition or deduction or to have some innateknowledge, we obviously reject scepticism with regard to thosetruths. Rationalism in the form of the Intuition/Deduction thesis isalso committed to epistemic foundationalism, the view that we knowsome truths without basing our belief in them on any others and thatwe then use this foundational knowledge to know more truths.
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The Intuition/Deduction thesis claims that we can know somepropositions by intuition and still more by deduction. Manyempiricists have been willing to accept the thesis so long as it isrestricted to propositions solely about the relations between our ownconcepts. We can, they agree, know by intuition that our concept ofGod includes our concept of eternal existence. Just by examining theconcepts, we can intellectually grasp that the one includes theother. The debate between rationalists and empiricists is joined whenthe former assert, and the latter deny, the Intuition/Deduction Thesiswith regard to propositions that contain substantive information aboutthe external world. Rationalists, such as Descartes, have claimed thatwe can know by intuition and deduction that God exists and created theworld, that our mind and body are distinct substances, and that theangles of a triangle equal two right angles, where all of these claimsare truths about an external reality independent of our thought. Suchsubstantive versions of the Intuition/Deduction thesis are our concernin this section.