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pronoia  Term Image (προνοια) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: providence
Long Description: providence; the well ordered arrangement of things in the cosmos is based on a guiding and planning providence; the concept is developed before Socrates; according to Proclus, since all proceeding things in their essential aspect ‘remain’ in their higher causes, or archetypes, the higher causes not only contain their lower effects but they known, or fore-known ( pro-noein) these effects; foreknowledge is also a kind of love – the providential love (eros pronoetikos) by which the higher causes care for their effects.
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