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Children across cultures shared the early-developing intuitions of free will and constraint, though American children were more likely construe actions as choices.

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Contemporary philosophers often make claims about “our” intuitions, and what “we” think about cases, where it is clear that “we” is intended to denote not just the philosopher and a few like-minded colleagues, but almost all thoughtful people.

Over the last decade, however, the newly emerging field of “experimental philosophy” has posed a challenge to the claim that the professional philosophers’ intuitions about philosophically important cases are universal.

To investigate the development of these cultural differences and universalities, we interviewed school-aged children (4–11) in Nepal and the United States regarding beliefs about people’s freedom of choice and constraint to follow preferences, perform impossible acts, and break social obligations.

Children across cultures and ages universally endorsed the choice to follow preferences but not to perform impossible acts.

Here are two examples: When there is little disagreement among philosophers, it is assumed that philosophers’ intuitions about cases are both universal and reliable.

Thus philosophers’ intuitions can be used as evidence in philosophical arguments.Descartes maintained that philosophy is the root from which all the sciences grow.And the Logical Positivists dismissed religion, morality, aesthetics, and political theory as “meaningless nonsense.” Though the lack of intellectual humility in these views is blatant, we believe that there may be another enormously important and largely unrecognized departure from intellectual humility running through much of Western philosophy.By focusing attention on actively suicidal youth, and on selected Aboriginal communities where youth suicide is epidemic, a part of this work also undertakes to tally-up the high costs sometimes levied against those who lose the thread of their own personal and cultural persistence.Before coming to any of this normative and epidemiologic work, however, it is important to first attempt to be clear about what is meant (here and elsewhere) by the notions of self- and cultural continuity, and why threats to the maintenance of such convictions about one’s persistence should prove as disastrous as we will demonstrate them to be.Age and culture effects also emerged: Young children in both cultures viewed social obligations as constraints on action, but American children did so less as they aged.

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