Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy by Steven D. Hales

By Steven D. Hales

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In such a case, a belief that ‘‘necessarily, if p then p’’ is justified as a result of a valid derivation. On the other hand, one could just directly apprehend the truth of ‘‘necessarily, if p then p’’ without the derivation; one can just see that it is impossible for ‘‘if p then p’’ to be false without further proof. It is this latter case that is supposed to be an example of the use of rational intuition. Second, it is generally considered that there are necessary truths that are not philosophical propositions.

The use of rational intuition itself is legitimated only through intuition. But what of the more robust and substantive philosophical claims that intuition claims to support? ’’ The truth of this proposition is not something that is inferred from other beliefs, or that is the result of argument. Rather, once one understands what Gettier cases are and what the JTB analysis of knowledge is, rational intuition is supposed to deliver the belief that Gettier cases show that knowledge must be something other that justified true belief.

This is a serious problem. I am sympathetic to Bealer’s view (and the view of many others already mentioned, like Bonjour and Sosa) that without intuition, philosophy is left high and dry. But our desperate need to count on intuition does not absolve it of the charge that its use is both justified and unjustified. I conclude that Bealer has not found a satisfactory way of escaping PI. Is there a way out? Let’s examine the premises. The first premise states that if a proposition is epistemically justified, then it is justified either a priori or a posteriori.

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