- the doctrine that in perception external objects are given immediately, without the intervention of a representative idea.
- the doctrine that knowledge rests upon axiomatic truths discerned directly.
Related formsin·tu·i·tion·ist, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for intuitionism
Dewey's criticism of intuitionism scarcely does justice to that method, whatever may be its inherent weakness.John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
It is this truth that goodness and approbation are identical that Intuitionism builds upon.
It attempts thus to supplant both egoism and intuitionism by the same doctrine of the organic union between individuals.On the Ethics of Naturalism|William Ritchie Sorley
Intuitionism, whether capable or not of being disproved, is by its nature unsusceptible of decisive proof.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics|William Thomas Thornton
British Dictionary definitions for intuitionism
- the doctrine that there are moral truths discoverable by intuition
- the doctrine that there is no single principle by which to resolve conflicts between intuited moral rulesSee also deontological