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This paper argues that there is a form of philosophical expertise that has to do with the acquisition of philosophical intuitions. In other words, there are at least some cases in which having “genuine” philosophical intuitions (i.e. philosophical intuitions that are based on the full possession of relevant concepts) requires some form of philosophical expertise; laypeople without philosophical expertise do not have genuine philosophical intuitions. As a case study, we focus on the intuitions about free will and determinism, and provide experimental evidence that philosophical expertise is necessary in order to have genuine philosophical intuitions about free will and determinism.



Kengo Miyazono is an associate professor of philosophy at Hokkaido University, Japan. His research areas are philosophy of mind, psychology, and cognitive science.

Kiichi Inarimori is a PhD student at Hokkaido University, Japan. His research topics include free will, experimental philosophy, and philosophical methodology.