“Intuition” is often understood as a gut feeling or an emotional intuition. There is also a conceptual concept of intuition, as described by Thomas Aquinas, Descartes and Steiner or by Hegel as an “intellectual insight.” Intuition plays a significant, often neglected role in research and practice. In the meantime, intuitive action, as seen in experts in their respective fields of activity, is being intensively researched. Physicians, musicians, entrepreneurs – the list can be continued at will –, are capable of complex decisions and actions, revealing an intelligence that far exceeds the verbal expression of what they do. Effective thinking, feeling and acting – in forms that are flexible, creative, synthetic and at the same time analytical, empathetic, powerful and self-effective, are increasingly sought-after skills. Intuition is a central factor here. Can intuition be learned and strengthened? How do we develop our skills for creative thoughts, feelings and actions? And how do they relate to each other?
The annual Wittener Colloquium for Humanism, Medicine and Philosophy is dedicated to the cross-disciplinary discussion of socially relevant fundamental questions of the human in the context of current trends. The event is presented as training for physicians, psychologists, educators and other professionals, as well as for students. Academic directors: David Martin, Peter Heusser, Renatus Ziegler, Silke Schwarz