intuitionism


in·tu·i·tion·ism

noun \ˌin-tü-ˈi-shə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of INTUITIONISM

1
a :  a doctrine that objects of perception are intuitively known to be real
b :  a doctrine that there are basic truths intuitively known
2
:  a doctrine that right or wrong or fundamental principles about what is right and wrong can be intuited
3
:  a philosophical thesis that human beings have a direct intuitive understanding of mathematics and that rejects the principle that every mathematical statement must be true or false
in·tu·i·tion·ist \-sh(ə-)nist\ adjective or noun

First Known Use of INTUITIONISM

1847

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