It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover. Henri Poincare
Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data. John Naisbitt
The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. Rene Descartes
Intuition and concepts constitute… the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge. Immanuel Kant
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. Florence Scovel Shinn
Intuition is an immediate insight into something, and we can distinguish them as core intuitions, subject intuition and social intuitions.
Intuition is sometimes associated with concepts of instinct and innate knowledge
Core intuitions - Most fundamental intuitions about life, the universe and everything - although reason and perception are said to give us knowledge, they ultimately depend on intuition.
Subject-specific intuitions- intuitions we have in various areas of knowledge such as science and ethics. Appealing to intuition to justify our knowledge claims in various areas of knowledge, should be treated with great caution eg. many ideas of quantum mechanics are so contrary to ordinary ways of thinking, that intuition is an obstacle to understanding
Social intuitions - our intuitions about other people, what they are like, whether or not they can be trusted, etc.
Natural and educated intuitions - Natural intuitions may not always help to understand the world. Educated intuition is usually the product of raw talent and vast mental database of background knowledge.
Interactive ways of knowing - Interpretation of of cognitive psychology that intuition is rapid cognition, the speedy working of the brain without our being consciously aware
Unconscious skills - As we become adept at skills, we no longer need to reach conclusions consciously or make ourselves move in the right way. Familiar actions seem "just to happen" in the right circumstances.
Making decisions - In many cases of decision-making, we use our intuition, swift in conclusions and rough in its judgements, some of our intuitive decisions are matters of preference and taste.
Jumping into error
Heuristics and cognitive biases (four biases)
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