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  • Coined by Daniel Dennett: an inner mental stage in which metaphorical objects (our ideas) are illuminated by an inner light (the "Natural Light of Reason") and are observed by a metaphorical spectator (our faculty of understanding). Descartes gives the term "intuition" to such mental vision, which allows one to see the idea-objects clearly and to distinguish them from one another.

    March 21, 2007