Upon the analysis there results intuition of the simple data.
Without the Revival of Learning the direction of those forces would have been different; but that novel intuition into the nature of the world and man which constitutes what we describe as Renaissance must have emerged.
On the side of intuition, self-evidence of scientific principles is spoken of."
We may fairly say that natural and untaught people had more of the just intuition that was needed than learned folk trained in the schools.
Yet we must remember that this bold intuition of the abbot Joachim indicated a monastic reaction against the tyrannies and corruptions of the church, rather than a fertile philosophical conception.