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episteme  Term Image (επιστημη) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: knowledge
Long Description: knowledge, scientific knowledge of that is unchanging and necessary, e.g. the Platonic Forms; since episteme is regarded as a certain knowledge of reality, the objects of doxa (opinion) cannot be assigned to episteme; for Proclus, the task of science is the recognition ( gnosis) of causes, and only when we recognize the causes of things do we say that we know them ( Elements of Theology 11); science, or scientific knowledge ( epistemonike gnosis), depends on the synthesing power of mind, but ‘intellect ( nous) is the proper spectator of the Forms, because it is the same nature as them’ ( In Parm.924.32-37).
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