Joshua Knobe: In a Deeper Sense
In a Deeper Sense
When thinking about philosophical questions, people often find themselves having conflicting intuitions. They feel drawn toward one answer, but also feel drawn to the exact opposite answer. Over the past few years, research programs on a number of different philosophical questions have converged on an intriguing new way of conceptualizing these conflicts. Specifically, in certain cases, it seems that people think: there is a superficial sense in which one answer is correct, but there is also a deeper sense in which the exact opposite answer is correct. I will be discussing recent research that explores the application of this approach to questions in the philosophy of art, the philosophy of law, and the notion of dehumanization.