In Alasdair MacIntyre's reflections on contemporary intellectual life, the emphasis is rather on the inability to communicate that is a result of Cartesian reliance on intellectual intuition.
A temptation to rely on intellectual intuitions is the greatest temptation of all: it gives us confidence in areas where we should have none, it makes us forget the limitations of our minds (dependent as they are on our physical bodies) and the fact that without empirical or syllogistic proof, the validity of our thoughts is not vouchsafed by anyone or anything.
The aesthetic intuition simply is the intellectual intuition
Arguments for this view may be found by comparing the position of the intellectual intuition in the Darstellung with that in the System des transzendentalen Idealismus.
Velkley, "Realizing Nature in the Self: Schelling on Art and Intellectual Intuition in the System of Transcendental Idealism," in Figuring the Self Subject, Absolute, and Others in Classical German Philosophy, ed.
Fichte's concept of intellectual intuition
is clarified in a number of places in the Wissenschaftslehre nova methodo.
For instance, some passages can leave the false impression that Fichte's conception of intellectual intuition
is closely related to, if not taken over wholesale from, Kant's conception of the same (see for example, pp.
But before it is the activity of determining or judging, it is above all the intellectual intuition
of being as such--which is why Hegel begins the Logic by talking interchangeably of pure thought and intuition.
Scotus here is not yet in full possession of his doctrine of intellectual intuition
pro statu isto.
37) The performance of such an act is only the orientation towards inwardness as the possibility of construction; standing alone, intellectual intuition
is as empty as the intuition of space without figure, without geometrical construct.