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Daemon
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We have now indicated 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 (1596-1650)
Aziz
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We may also add induction to it, to be perfect scientific. Coz if we can draw conculsions from specific instances vice-versa we can also enquire into specific things by following general principles.
lenam
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Daemon wrote:
We have now indicated the two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.


Is this taken from one of his lectures, while he was yet to arrive at the conclusion?

"Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response." ~ Mildred Barthel
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And just a tinge of rational wellness thoughts lest our conclusions become exaggerated.
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Carrying out Deduction itself is not possible without intuition so by deducing it, we have intuition alone sufficient for the knowledge acquisition. Deduction is learned while intuition is inborn, sort of divine guidance or may be a conscious shade of the collective unconscious, who knows?
rolyatsirhc
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lenam wrote:
Daemon wrote:
We have now indicated the two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.


Is this taken from one of his lectures, while he was yet to arrive at the conclusion?


I think this might be where he's about to introduce one of his skeptical arguments, that or reliance on the acquisition of knowledge allows for us to be deceived by the subjective nature of our senses
Marissa La Faye Isolde
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To Shadowy.

Perhaps the only *authentic* knowledge that we have *is* intuition.
Marissa La Faye Isolde
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"Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than a minority of them – never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through?"

—C. S. Lewis

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."

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