intuitionalism

intuitionalism

[in-too-ish-uh-nl-iz-uhm, -tyoo-]
noun

Origin:
1840–50; intuitional + -ism

intuitionalist, noun, adjective
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intuitionism or intuitionalism (ˌɪntjʊˈɪʃəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
1.  in ethics
 a.  the doctrine that there are moral truths discoverable by intuition
 b.  See also deontological the doctrine that there is no single principle by which to resolve conflicts between intuited moral rules
2.  philosophy nominalism Compare Platonism the theory that general terms are used of a variety of objects in accordance with perceived similarities
3.  logic the doctrine that logical axioms rest on prior intuitions concerning time, negation, and provability
4.  a.  the theory that mathematics cannot intelligibly comprehend the properties of infinite sets, and that only what can be shown to be provable can be justifiably asserted
 b.  formalism logicism Compare finitism the reconstruction of mathematics or logic in accordance with this view
5.  the doctrine that knowledge, esp of the external world, is acquired by intuition
 
intuitionalism or intuitionalism
 
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intu'itionist or intuitionalism
 
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intu'itionalist or intuitionalism
 
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