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57 Post author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 01:38AM

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Comment author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 07:19:13AM 5 points [-]

I don't understand you. We must be using the terms 'heuristic' and 'intuition' to mean different things.

Comment author: JohnH 07 May 2011 07:22:15AM *  -3 points [-]

A pre-programed set of assumptions or desires that are not chosen rationally by the agent in question.

edit: perhaps you should look up 37 ways that words can be wrong

Also, you appear to be familiar with some philosophy so one could say they are A Priori models and desires in the sense of Plato or Kant.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 08:11:31AM 1 point [-]

If this is where you're going, then I don't understand the connection to my original post.

Which sentence(s) of my original post do you disagree with, and why?

Comment author: Peterdjones 07 May 2011 04:25:58PM 0 points [-]

Intuitions are usually defined as being inexplicable. Apriori claims are usually explicable in terms of axioms, although axioms may be chosen for their intuitive appeal.

Comment author: JohnH 07 May 2011 06:09:17PM 0 points [-]

although axioms may be chosen for their intuitive appeal.

precisely.