Question Intuition!

Source: Free Association
by Sheldon Richman

“In the 1960s a popular button that New Left activists wore implored everyone to ‘Question Authority!’ It was good advice, even though many kinds of authority exist. Some authority is chosen (for example, one’s doctor) and others are compulsory (the government). But in either case, questioning it is reasonable. The button did not implore anyone to reject authority, only to question it. What about intuition? I have the impression that people think their own intuitions need not be questioned because they are reliable. But is that wise? I don’t think so.” (09/16/22)