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INTUITIONISM

A doctrine that makes intuition the principal method of obtaining human knowledge. It tends to dispense with the need for abstract and reflective thinking. Favored by Plato, intuitionism has greatly influenced Christian philosophy, especially in the Augustinian tradition. (Etym. Latin intueri, to look at or toward, contemplative: in-, on, toward + tueri, to look at, watch, see.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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