Intuition

Intuition

Elijah Chudnoff elaborates and defends a view of intuition according to which intuition purports to, and reveals, how matters stand in abstract reality by making us aware of that reality through the intellect. He explores the experience of having an intuition; justification for beliefs that derives from intuition; and contact with abstract reality.

Technologies for Intuition

Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays

Technologies for Intuition

Since the Cold War, Americans and Russians have together cultivated fascination with the workings and failures of communicative channels. Each accuses the other of media jamming and propaganda, and each proclaims its own communication practices better for expression and creativity. Technologies for Intuition theorizes phaticity—the processes by which people make, check, discern, or describe channels and contacts, judging them weak or strong, blocked or open. This historical ethnography of intuition juxtaposes telepathy experiments and theatrical empathy drills, passing through settings where media and performance professionals encounter neophytes, where locals open channels with foreigners, and where skeptics of contact debate naifs. Tacking across geopolitical borders, the book demonstrates how contact and channel shift in significance over time, through events and political relations, in social conflict, and in conversation. The author suggests that Cold War preoccupations and strategies have marked theoretical models of communication and mediation, even while infusing everyday, practical technologies for intuition.

Intuition

The Focus of Thinking

Intuition

Rudolf Steiner draws a clear distinction between the spiritual meaning of the word Intuition and its ordinary definition. As the highest form of spiritual perception, Intuition has an existential significance for our process of knowledge. Through systematic schooling, thinking can be developed into an intuitive organ by means of which the spiritual can consciously be understood and penetrated. Intuition can reveal the essence of the spirit, the processes through which human beings and the world came into existence, and the events in our life after death. In his later works, Steiner spoke of Intuition as a form of supersensible knowledge that could provide direct insight into practical life, as exemplified here in his commentary on geometry, architecture, education, medicine, eurythmy, painting and the social organism. The concept of Intuition is fundamental to Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual philosophy. It denotes a clear, pure mode of comprehension akin to a mathematical concept. We meet it in his earliest writings on Goethe, in the development of his philosophical ideas and in his many lectures and addresses. Ably compiled and introduced by Edward de Boer, this volume clarifies a concept that evolved in Steiner’s thinking. By following the idea of Intuition in its gradual transformation and amplification throughout Steiner’s writing and lecturing career, the book offers not only inspiring paths to spiritual knowledge, but also insights into how anthroposophy developed. Chapters include: ‘The Perceptive Power of Judgement – Goethe’s Intuition’; ‘Moral Intuition – Experiencing Thinking’; ‘The Human Being – Intuition as a Bridge to the Spirit’; ‘The Schooling Path – Spiritual Development and the Power of Intuition’; ‘Intuition Exercises’; ‘Three Stages of Consciousness – Intuition in Relation to Imagination and Inspiration’; ‘Knowledge of Destiny – Intuition and Repeated Earth Lives’; ‘Intuition in Practice – Examples from Various Specialist Fields’.

Intuition

Intuition

Originally published in 1938, this book examines the meaning of the word 'intuition'. Wild considers many different applications of the word in a variety of poetic and philosophical sources, and questions whether or not such a faculty truly can be said to exist. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in intuition and the implications of such a word's usage.

Rethinking Intuition

The Psychology of Intuition and Its Role in Philosophical Inquiry

Rethinking Intuition

Ancients and moderns alike have constructed arguments and assessed theories on the basis of common sense and intuitive judgments. Yet, despite the important role intuitions play in philosophy, there has been little reflection on fundamental questions concerning the sort of data intuitions provide, how they are supposed to lead us to the truth, and why we should treat them as important. In addition, recent psychological research seems to pose serious challenges to traditional intuition-driven philosophical inquiry. Rethinking Intuition brings together a distinguished group of philosophers and psychologists to discuss these important issues. Students and scholars in both fields will find this book to be of great value.

Intuition

the Key to Divination Awaken Your Intuitive Powers For Success Astrology, Dreams, Tarot, Numerology, I Ching, Runes

Intuition

Divination has been practised for thousands of years as an art that uses images, patterns and symbols to reveal what is hidden. Rather than foretell the future, most divination techniques, including consultation of the famous Oracle at Delphi, offer insight into what is behind a given situation and suggest strategies that can be used to deal with it. Intuition: The Key to Divination is the first book to focus on how you can develop your intuition specifically for use with the 6 major systems of divination that are popular today. Gina Giacomini explains that gaining insight into your future can be gained by cultivating a connection to your intuition and a working knowledge of an age-old system of "seeing". In this fascinating, practical and original book, you can discover: --The origins, philosophy and tools of the trade of Astrology, Dreams, Tarot, Numerology, I Ching and the Runes --How to access your personal interpreter - your intuition - so that you can delve into this ancient wisdom on your own. --Techniques for looking within for answers to problems in any area of your life including health, relationships, finances, career and home life --A deeper awareness of your soul's purpose

Intuition

Awakening the Intelligence of Body & Mind

Intuition

Every moment of our waking life, we are called to make decisions. These decisions constantly shape the quality and experience of our life. To be able to make intelligent decisions, we need to be able to see clearly. But, often, our sight is distorted by past experiences and limiting beliefs that hold us back from valuable opportunities and the is-ness of the moment. As a result, our life becomes both mechanical and stale. Nature works spontaneously and intelligently. As children, we functioned like that, too, but were trained out of it. If we are to live the life of our grandest dreams and vision, we need to re-awaken the intelligence of our body and mind so that we can access the inherent wisdom of the spirit. Intuition is a powerful tool that can enable us to live joyfully and effortlessly. In order to access our intuitive wisdom, we need to clear its path and break the vicious loop of mundane experiences. In this book, the author offers step-by-step instructions on how to ignite your own intuition and consciously create your own reality.

Intuition: The Inside Story

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Intuition: The Inside Story

Science could never have proceeded without the creativity of intuition--yet intuition is poorly understood and poorly studied. In Intuition: The Inside Story, scholars explore the nature of intuition and its practical place in the social and behavioral sciences and the arts. These contributors present the latest theoretical developments and research and provide every day examples of intuition from the lab and field. They discuss the nature and experience of intuition from the perspectives of anthropology, philosophy, physics, engineering, psychology, medicine and midwifery. Contributors include: Marcie Boucouvalas, Guy Burneko, Brenda J. Dunne, Jeremy Hayward, Charles Laughlin, Evelyn Monsay, Anne Pineault, Luci Roncalli and Joe Sheridan.

Intuition

How We Think and Act

Intuition


Mathematical Intuition

Phenomenology and Mathematical Knowledge

Mathematical Intuition

"Intuition" has perhaps been the least understood and the most abused term in philosophy. It is often the term used when one has no plausible explanation for the source of a given belief or opinion. According to some sceptics, it is understood only in terms of what it is not, and it is not any of the better understood means for acquiring knowledge. In mathematics the term has also unfortunately been used in this way. Thus, intuition is sometimes portrayed as if it were the Third Eye, something only mathematical "mystics", like Ramanujan, possess. In mathematics the notion has also been used in a host of other senses: by "intuitive" one might mean informal, or non-rigourous, or visual, or holistic, or incomplete, or perhaps even convincing in spite of lack of proof. My aim in this book is to sweep all of this aside, to argue that there is a perfectly coherent, philosophically respectable notion of mathematical intuition according to which intuition is a condition necessary for mathemati cal knowledge. I shall argue that mathematical intuition is not any special or mysterious kind of faculty, and that it is possible to make progress in the philosophical analysis of this notion. This kind of undertaking has a precedent in the philosophy of Kant. While I shall be mostly developing ideas about intuition due to Edmund Husser! there will be a kind of Kantian argument underlying the entire book.