Quotation by William of Occam

Intuitive cognition of a thing is cognition that enables us to know whether the thing exists or does not exist, in such a way that, if the thing exists, then the intellect immediately judges that it exists and evidently knows that it exists, unless the judgment happens to be impeded through the imperfection of this cognition.
William of Occam (c. 1285–1349), British philosopher, theologian. Trans. by and ed. Philotheus Boehner, Indianapolis, The Library of Liberal Arts (1964). Philosophical Writings, p. 26.
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