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The project

The Sapere Aude project Intuitions in Science and Philosophy ran from 2016-2019 (four years) and was funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Samuel Schindler was the PI of the project.

The project investigated the role and nature of intuitive judgements in science and philosophy. Whereas intuitive judgements in philosophy have been much debated in recent years, little attention has been paid to intuitive judgments in science. This is where the project steps in. In particular, it investigates intuitive judgements in thought experiments in physics and in the form of acceptability judgements in linguistics. The results of these investigations will be related to debates about the evidential function of intuitive judgements in philosophy.

The project was located at the Centre for Science Studies at the Department of Mathematics and associated with the Department of Philosophy at Aarhus University.