Meaning of INTUITIONISM in English


ˌ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˈ(w)isnəˌnizəm noun

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a. : a doctrine that there are self-evident truths intuitively known which form the basis of human knowledge

b. : a doctrine that objects of perception are intuitively known to be real

radical empiricism, naïve realism, and intuitionism … are expressions of an intense longing for reality — Frank Thilly


a. : a doctrine holding that the rightness or wrongness of particular actions or of kinds of actions is immediately intuitable through a special faculty (as the conscience) or that fundamental principles about what is right and wrong can be intuited

b. : a system of ethics that bases its ultimate conceptions on intuitions ; specifically : one according to which moral values (as the good) are intuitively apprehended and indefinable or irreducible

3. : a thesis that mathematics is based upon special intuitions and requires rejection of the law of excluded middle — contrasted with formalism and logicism

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