I just realized today that I screwed up something …

I just realized today that I screwed up something in my writing sample. I took Michael Lynch’s minimal conception of intuitions as my working ‘definition’ of intuitions, and then did some analysis of Ernest Sosa’s reliabilist theory concerning intuitions, without noting that Sosa is using a more restrictive conception of what an intuition is than Lynch is. Bad news. I think my commentary on Sosa is obviously still relevant despite the disconnect (and will add a sentence saying so) so I don’t think anyone will think this hurts my argument. I’m more worried that it’ll just make me look unobservant and stupid.

Good thing Rutgers was the only place I sent that copy of the writing sample to, because it’s obviously an unappealing safety school for me.


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