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intuitionalism

[in-too-ish-uh-nl-iz-uh m, -tyoo-] /ˌɪn tuˈɪʃ ə nlˌɪz əm, -tyu-/
noun
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; intuitional + -ism
Related forms
intuitionalist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intuitionalism

intuitionism

/ˌɪntjʊˈɪʃəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(in ethics)
  1. the doctrine that there are moral truths discoverable by intuition
  2. the doctrine that there is no single principle by which to resolve conflicts between intuited moral rules See also deontological
2.
(philosophy) the theory that general terms are used of a variety of objects in accordance with perceived similarities Compare nominalism, Platonism
3.
(logic) the doctrine that logical axioms rest on prior intuitions concerning time, negation, and provability
4.
  1. 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
  2. the reconstruction of mathematics or logic in accordance with this view Compare formalism, logicism, finitism
5.
the doctrine that knowledge, esp of the external world, is acquired by intuition
Derived Forms
intuitionist, intuitionalist, noun
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