Friday 31 May, 10.15-12.00, D 700 (Stockholm U).

Are philosophers under an obligation to explain away intuitions that conflict with the theories they favor? This is a question that occasionally pops up in the currently intense debate about the role of intuitions in philosophy. The question is, roughly, if the ability to explain away recalcitrant intuitions has any implications for the degree of justification with which the target theories are held and if theorists accordingly have a reason to invest time and energy in trying to develop such explanations.