Meaning of intuitionism

in•tu•i•tion•ism

Pronunciation: (in"t-ish'u-niz"um, -ty-), [key]
— n.
  1. the doctrine that moral values and duties can be discerned directly.
    1. the doctrine that in perception external objects are given immediately, without the intervention of a representative idea.
    2. the doctrine that knowledge rests upon axiomatic truths discerned directly.
  2. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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