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Single Idea 17734

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 2. Intuition]

Full Idea

The mere reliability of intuition is not a satisfactory ground for saying it is a source of knowledge - we need to know why it is reliable to understand whether it can be a source of knowledge.

Gist of Idea

It is not enough that intuition be reliable - we need to know why it is reliable


Carrie Jenkins (Grounding Concepts [2008], 6.5)

Book Reference

Jenkins,Carrie: 'Grounding Concepts' [OUP 2008], p.192

A Reaction

My theory is that intuition is simply believing things for reasons which we have either forgotten, or (more likely) reasons which are too complex or subtle to be articulated. Intuition feels rational, because it is rational. Updated view of mind needed.