intuitionism definition

  • noun:
    • Philosophy The theory that truth or certain truths are understood by instinct in the place of reason.
    • Philosophy the idea that exterior objects of perception are straight away considered to be real by instinct.
    • Philosophy the idea that moral axioms are known to be good through instinct.
    • Philosophy The view the subject material of math is made of the mental or symbolic constructions of mathematicians as opposed to independent and classic abstractions, as it is held in Platonism.
    • a technique for mathematics/logic which avoids proof by contradiction, and which requires that, so that you can show that one thing is out there, one must build it.
    • Same as intuitionalism.
    • The doctrine of Reid along with other Scotch philosophers that outside items tend to be straight away understood in perception, without the intervention of a vicarious trend.
    • (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is obtained primarily by intuition

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