[in-too-ish-uh-niz-uh m, -tyoo-] /ˌɪn tuˈɪʃ əˌnɪz əm, -tyu-/

Ethics. the doctrine that moral values and duties can be discerned directly.

Logic, Mathematics. 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.
(in ethics)

(philosophy) the theory that general terms are used of a variety of objects in accordance with perceived similarities Compare nominalism, Platonism
(logic) the doctrine that logical axioms rest on prior intuitions concerning time, negation, and provability

the doctrine that knowledge, esp of the external world, is acquired by intuition

intuitionistic logic


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