Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Philosophy and WEIRD intuition

Stephen Sticha1

a1 Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1107. [email protected] http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~stich/

Abstract

From Plato to the present, philosophers have relied on intuitive judgments as evidence for or against philosophical theories. Most philosophers are WEIRD, highly educated, and male. The literature reviewed in the target article suggests that such people might have intuitions that differ from those of people in other groups. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that they do.

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