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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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Stephen Hock's essay analyzes Colson Whitehead's and Charles Yu's postmodernist ironic engagement with detective fiction and science fiction, respectively, in The Intuitionist and How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by examining the metaphor of a box in both texts.
Texts discussed include William BurroughsAEs Cities of the Red Night, Toni MorrisonAEs Paradise, Colson WhiteheadAEs The Intuitionist, Dennis CooperAEs Try, John DarnielleAEs Black Sabbath Master of Reality, and several novels by Thomas Pynchon.
He is good at opening lines, too: The Intuitionist, Whitehead's experimental first novel, which is set in an elevator inspection service, opens with the Don DeLillo-ish: "It's a new elevator, freshly pressed to the rails, and it's not built to fall this fast.
En las otras 164 horas empezo a escribir su primer libro, The intuitionist (1999), una parodia de las novelas de detectives en la que Lila Mae, una inspectora de elevadores, se tropieza por casualidad con una intriga.
However, it has come under criticism in recent years by proponents of intuitionist moral psychology (Haidt, 2001, 2012).
Also taking an evolutionary approach, Haidt (2001) has proposed a social intuitionist model of morality, asserting that the moral decision-making elaborated upon by Kohlberg is usually a post hoc justification of moral judgments already made.
In this regard, a great deal of research supports the social intuitionist model of moral judgment (see Haidt, 2001).
Second, it has been overlooked that there are plausibly different types of noninferential justification, and that accounting for the existence of a specific sort of noninferential justification is crucial for any adequate ethical intuitionist epistemology.
This philosophical position is fleshed out in relation to a unique logic, intuitionist logic, defined in relation to mental constructions of mathematical proofs.
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Intuitionist philosophers such as Robert Nozick and David Schmidtz offer many contributions to the moral defense of capitalism.
It was vigorously opposed by well-known mathematicians such as Leopold Kronecker, who, like Brouwer, was an Intuitionist (see Section 1.