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dianoia  Term Image (διανοια) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: discursive reason, mind
Long Description: discursive reason, mind; discursive knowledge, located betwen immediate apprehension and fallible opinion ( Rep.511d); according to Proclus, the One, when we apprehend its presence in each of the Forms, ‘ought not to be viewed by the faculty of opinion, nor by discursive reason ( dianoia), for these kinds of knowledge are not cognate with intellectual monads, which are neither objects of opinion nor of discursive reason, as we learn from the Republic (VI.511a). Rather it is proper to see by intuitive apprehension that simple and unitary existence of Forms’ ( In Parm.880).
Source(s): The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, by Dr. Algis Uždavinys
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms