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 (ĭn′to͞o-ĭsh′ə-nĭz′əm, -tyo͞o-)
n. Philosophy
1. The theory that certain truths or ethical principles are known by intuition rather than reason.
2. The theory that external objects of perception are immediately known to be real by intuition.
3. The view that the subject matter of mathematics consists of the mental or symbolic constructions of mathematicians rather than independent and timeless abstractions, as is held in Platonism.

in′tu·i′tion·ist n.
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Adj.1.intuitionist - of or relating to intuitionism
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Rawls begins A Theory of Justice (1999) by examining the concept of justice as fairness, the social contract, and the classical utilitarian and intuitionist views of justice.
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In the Introduction and Chapter 1, Kaspar provides a quick overview of the intuitionist approach.
Veatch distinguishes between four types of absolutist theories: supernatural, rationalist, intuitionist, and empirical.