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September 28th 2005, 04:38 PM
If reason is defined as the recognition of fact and the thing that tells you what to do with that fact...

Then intuition is also defined as reason, and must be included in your view of what is valid. Because intuition often recognizes fact that the conscious thought (the reason we are aware of, I suppose you could call it) does not. As in the cases where people slam on the brakes 3 seconds before a car speeds out of a hidden driveway that they had no way of knowing was there, or run away from a kidnapper who told them that they wouldn't be harmed and then went to the bathroom to take out and prepare the gun. They must have been using reason.

But you have already said that "And intuition does not o it."

So, is intuition valid or not?