Modes of Knowledge and Intuition

  • Louis O. Kattsoff


There is a widespread belief that the senses give us knowledge of particulars and the mind (or reason) gives us knowledge of meanings and universals. I want to examine this belief in order to indicate the various modes of knowledge and their sources. This should help us arrive at a better understanding of intuition and how it functions.


Intended Meaning Sense Experience Family Resemblance Meaningful Statement Open Sentence 
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  1. 1.
    C. I. Lewes, Analysis of Knowledge and Valuation (LaSalle: Open Court Publishing Company, 1946 ), p. 35.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations translated by G. E. M. Anscombe (New York: Macmillan Company, 1935 ).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cf. E. Husserl, Ideas translated by Boyce Gibson (New York: Macmillan Company, 1931 ), p. 107–111.Google Scholar

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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1956

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis O. Kattsoff
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaUSA

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