intuitionism

noun in·tu·i·tion·ism \ ˌin-tü-ˈi-shə-ˌni-zəm , -tyü- \

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

intuitionist

play \ˌin-tü-ˈi-sh(ə-)nist, -tyü-\ adjective or noun

First Known Use of intuitionism

1847


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