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Intuition
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I. Philosophy – II. Systematic Theology

I. Philosophy

Intuition is a term used in epistemology and refers to a special, successful cognitive act. Accordingly, and following the typology of G. Ryle, “intuition” is thus a (cognitive) success word, but it also designates a special cognitive faculty. In many contexts, a performative quality is reserved for the intuitive act, as expressed by the characteristic feature that was probably first noted in Epicurean circles: its instantaneousness (ἀϑρόα/athr…

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Enskat, Rainer and Herms, Eilert, “Intuition”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10515>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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