Mysticism – the view that objective truth is revealed by a special, direct means (mystical insight, divine revelation, intuition, instinct, faith, etc.) • suppose someone asked if people were in this room; would u construct an argument to try to prove this to her? No, it should be obvious. Perception is obvious. • What mystics do is apply this to ideas. • There are mystics in mathematics. There are self-evident truths in mathematics (maxims), but one can ask “Where do these self-evident truths come from?” Some mathematicians will say that we acquire
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