intuitive truth

See: principle
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Areej Gamal on Revolutions Against 'What Many See As an Intuitive Truth', with M Lynx Qualey
Most wanderers in harried modern life feel the intuitive truth and pull of his thesis, but actually doing it seems elusive.
The intuitive truth is that the sun goes around the earth; the real truth is a counterintuitive one that the earth goes around the sun.
Emblems (where a simple allegorical design is accompanied by an explanatory motto intended to teach an intuitive truth) hark back to the Ancient Egyptians.
The Type E Woman is pop psychology, but it rings distant bells of intuitive truth. Braiker draws a disturbing portrait of a woman who imitates the "Type A' male behavior, and who makes double trouble for herself when she adds to that agenda all the traditional female attitudes about what makes a good daughter, wife, and mother.
But on the other hand, I was troubled by questions of sexual identity, as I think the perceptions of gender in Arab societies, in particular, requires a self-revolution at the very least, a revolution against what many see as an intuitive truth, a revolution against the repression of the body and emotion.
The intuitive truths of mathematics need not be certainties any more than ordinary empirical observations must be incorrigible to be confidently used by scientists.
The relation for Godel between a general theory (such as the axioms of set theory) and individual intuitive truths is one of reflective equilibrium, to use a notion introduced by Goodman and made famous by Rawls.
Should the intuitive truths be 'novel', or can they be already known?