Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Intuitionism: A) intuitionism in mathematics assumes that the objects to be inspected, e.g. numbers are only constructed in the process of the investigation and are therefore not finished objects, which are discovered. This has an effect on the double negation and the sentence of the excluded middle.
B) Intuitionism of ethics assumes that moral principles are fixed and are immediately (or intuitively) knowable.
 
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EMD II 52
Intuitionism/McDowell: rejects bivalence - problem: it cannot make any statement by itself - Solution: separate assertion from bivalence -> then distinguishing between the content of the assertion and the sense of the sentence.
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EMD II 60
Intuitionism VsClassical logic/McDowell: in his view classical logic picks out only those cases as logical truths, which have the property that, after all we know, assume that the connectives (constants) have this meaning - this property ensures not even the truth of sentences that they have - This is all "rolled up from behind." - McDowell: intuitionism does not require a new concept of meaning.

MD I
J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

EMD II
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27