This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Intellectual intuition

The faculty used to conceive of metaphysical truths cannot in any way resemble discursive thought, which, as we’ve said, belongs to the individual domain. This is why the contemplation of metaphysical truths, due to its ‘immediate’ nature, could be called ‘intuitive’ knowledge, with the reservation that by this we do not mean what the psychologists and modern philosophers call intuition or ‘intuitionism’, which refers to sub-rational order of things, sometimes called the sub-conscious, and not supra-rational, which is the true origin of the intellect. That is why, when speaking of this most direct form of knowledge, the term ‘intellectual intuition’ is most precise, so long as confusions can be avoided.

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