intuition
Immediate awareness, either of the truth of some proposition, or of an object of apprehension such as a concept. Awareness of the passage of time, or of the ineffable nature of God, have equally been claimed as intuitions. The notion is frequently regarded with suspicion, as simply labelling the place where the philosophical understanding of the source of our knowledge stops. In the philosophy of Kant intuition (Anschauung ) has an empirical form, covering the sensible apprehension of things, and as pure intuition it is that which structures sensation into the experience of things in space and time.

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  • INTUITION — Le terme d’intuition désigne la manière d’être d’une connaissance qui comprend directement son objet, par un contact sans médiats avec lui, et sans le secours des signes ou des procédés expérimentaux. À ces caractères d’immédiateté on relie en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Intuition — • A psychological and philosophical term which designates the process of immediate apprehension or perception of an actual fact, being, or relation between two terms and its results Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Intuition      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Intuition — has many related meanings, usually connected to the meaning ability to sense or know immediately without reasoning , and is often regarded as a divine or prophetic power, including:* Intuition is the philosophical method of Henri Bergson. *… …   Wikipedia

  • Intuition — In tu*i tion, n. [L. intuitus, p. p. of intueri to look on; in in, on + tueri: cf. F. intuition. See {Tuition}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A looking after; a regard to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What, no reflection on a reward! He might have an intuition at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intuition — intuition, instinct The two words overlap in meaning, and the OED indeed uses intuition in one of its definitions of instinct. Both refer to intellectual activity and both denote processes in which knowledge is apprehended without using any… …   Modern English usage

  • Intuition — Sf Gespür, Erkennen eines Sachverhalts ohne bewußte Reflexion erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ml. intuitio ( onis) unmittelbare Anschauung , älter Erscheinen des Bildes auf der Oberfläche eines Spiegels , zu l. intuērī genau… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Intuitĭon — (v. lat.), 1) Anschauung; 2) bes. innere I., das Vermögen, durch Zurückgezogenheit des Geistes in sich Kenntniß vom Übersinnlichen zu erlangen; davon Intuitiv, anschauend, anschaulich; intuitu, in Anschauung, in Erwägung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Intuition — (lat., »Anschauung«), im Gegensatz zur Reflexion (s. d.) die Fähigkeit, verwickelte Beziehungen mit einem Schlage richtig zu erfassen, Übersinnliches (künstlerische und philosophische Ideen, das Wesentliche einer Sache) mit dem geistigen Auge… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Intuition — (lat.), Anschauung; anschauende, ohne Verstandesoperationen unmittelbar vorgestellte Erkenntnis; innere I., Erkenntnis des Übersinnlichen durch Zurückgezogenheit in sich selbst; intuitīv, anschauend, anschaulich. Intuĭtu, in Ansehung oder… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Intuition — Intuition, lat. deutsch, Anschauung, dann besonders die innere Schauung des Uebersinnlichen u. Göttlichen; vgl. Ekstase, Mystik, Speculation; intuitiv, anschauend, schauend; intuitu, in Anschauung, in Anbetracht …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • intuition — index belief (state of mind), common sense, comprehension, discretion (quality of being discreet), discrimination (good judgment) …   Law dictionary

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