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Intellect
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[German Version]

I. Philosophy – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Fundamental Theology – IV. Dogmatics – V. Ethics

I. Philosophy

In the traditional doctrine of cognition (Epistemology), the intellect is primarily viewed as an intuitive capacity (Gk νοῦς/nous, Lat. intellectus), partly in demarcation from reason as a discursive capacity. The intellect enables a person to attain direct insight into last principles or simple facts, s…

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Steinmann, Michael and Korsch, Dietrich, “Intellect”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025335>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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