Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning.

Different writers give the word “intuition” a great variety of different meanings, ranging from direct access to unconscious knowledge, unconscious cognition, inner sensing, inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition and the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Both Eastern and Western philosophers have studied the concept in great detail. Philosophy of mind deals with the concept.

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