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attuition

attuition  

A hypothetical form of apprehension lower than human perception but higher than simple sensation. Compare intuition. [From Latin ad towards + intuitio a contemplation, from intueri to gaze at, from ...
concept

concept  

A concept is that which is understood by a term, particularly a predicate. To possess a concept is to be able to deploy a term expressing it in making judgements: the ability connects with such ...
concept formation

concept formation  

The process by which a concept is acquired or learnt, usually from exposure to examples of items that belong to the concept category and items that do not belong to it. In general, it involves ...
doxa

doxa  

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(Greek, belief)Opinion, frequently contrasted with real knowledge in classical philosophy.
fantasy thinking

fantasy thinking  

In analytical psychology, a form of thinking based on fantasy (1) that relies on imagery, emotion, and intuition, without logical or moral constraints. It is closely related to the primary process of ...
irrationalism

irrationalism  

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As a starting point, a view that accords authority to some other faculty than reason. However that might cover empiricism, since use of the senses is not the same as the use of reason. In a more ...
philosophy of mathematics

philosophy of mathematics  

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The philosophy of mathematics attempts to explain both the nature of mathematical facts and entities, and the way in which we have our knowledge of both. Modern philosophy of mathematics began with ...
rationalism

rationalism  

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Any philosophy magnifying the role played by unaided reason, in the acquisition and justification of knowledge. The preference for reason over sense experience as a source of knowledge began with the ...
scientific method

scientific method  

The approach that science uses to gain knowledge, based on making observations, formulating laws and theories, and testing theories or hypotheses by experimentation.

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