Tag: Immanuel Kant


4 Cognitive skills for successful learning

There is nothing that any human being knows, or can do, that he has not learned. This excludes natural body functions, such as breathing, as well as the reflexes, for example, the involuntary closing of the eye when an object approaches it. Apart from that, a human being knows nothing, or cannot do anything, that […]

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How can intuition help your learn?

How can intuition help your learn?

In order to understand how can you improve your learning skills with intuition, let’s explain the basics on the intuition:

There are three types of intuitions:

1. Eidetic intuitions

Intuition is supposed to be a form of direct access, to the objects of the mental act. It is the mind’s way of interacting directly with Platonic ideals or Phenomenological “essences”? When saying “direct” I mean without the intellectual mediation of a manipulated symbol system, and without the benefits of inference, observation, experience, or reason.

Kant thought that both, (Euclidean) space and time are intuited, or in other words, he thought that the senses interact with our (transcendental) intuitions to produce synthetic a-priori knowledge.
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How to use philosophers’ view on intuition for your education?

How to use philosophers' view on intuition for your education?

Throughout human history development there were numerous philosophers who were explaining and exploring the intuition, describing it differently and presenting various points of views in defining it. Here are several most significant abstracts on the most relevant views on intuition:

John Locke

Are intuitions really a-priori or do they develop in response to a relatively stable reality and in interaction with it? Will we really have intuitions in a chaotic, capricious, and utterly unpredictable and disordered universe? Do intuitions emerge just to counter-balance surprises?
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