intuitionism

[From Latin intueri: to look upon, consider, contemplate.]

  1. (epistemology) The view (first associated with Platonism) that all knowledge is gained through intuition, immediate insight, or spiritual vision of a transcendent reality.

  2. (ethics) The doctrine that ethical theories are best grounded in moral intuitions about what is right or good. Historically, intuitionism has tended to be a kind of deontologism.

The Ism Book by Peter Saint-Andre

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