Topic: intuition

Intuition is the conception of an attentive mind, so clear, so distinct, and so effortless that we cannot doubt what we have so conceived.

TOPICS: intuition, philosophy, psychology

Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs.

TOPICS: history, intuition

Mathematicians create by acts of insight and intuition. Logic then sanctions the conquests of intuition.

TOPICS: mathematicians, intuition, logic