intuitionism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in"t-ish'u-niz"um, -ty-), [key]
- the doctrine that moral values and duties can be discerned directly.
- 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.
- the doctrine, propounded by L. E. J. Brouwer, that a mathematical object is considered to exist only if a method for constructing it can be given.
- intuitionism (Thesaurus)