Dr. John W. Ray of Montana Tech’s Liberal Studies Department has had a paper entitled “Intuition vs. Reason—Are They Necessarily in Conflict?” accepted for presentation at the 25th International Conference on Learning at the University of Athens-Greece this spring.
Dr. Ray teaches classes at Montana Tech in political science, political philosophy and public policy. He was recently selected for membership into the International Hegel Society headquartered in Germany. He has also recently had an article on rhetorical theorist Chaim Perelman’s Approach to Evidence and Argument as Developed in The New Rhetoric” published by Tubingen University in Germany.
The paper makes the argument that while both intuition and reason are valid learning approaches; reason and intuition are often portrayed as opposing learning systems. Dr. Ray’s paper proposes a theoretical way of uniting intuition and reason in the learning process. This issue is relevant to both the theoretical as well as empirical approaches to knowledge and learning.