The Transcendant Intellect



The Transcendant Intellect

Or The Pure Intellect



The transcendant intellect is of universal character.


It is important to distinguish from it any mental activity, or consciousness or reason, and to understand the difference.


The transcendant intellect is therefore not an individual faculty, which is why it (can and) will facilitate metaphysical knowledge. The latter is by definition a non-human knowledge, depending uniquely on pure intellectual intuition, *the eye of the heart* (aynu-l qalb ). DRG221-222


The transcendant or pure intellect transmits the light of direct Knowledge, which is the immediate, intuitive Knowledge.


Of it Aristotle said that: ”the Intellect is always in conformity with truth”, in the same way that ”nothing is more true than the Intellect.” This is an understanding which is much more a faculty of an intimate perception, rather than the result of any discursive comprehension of reasoning. DRG221-222


The transcendant intellect, in order to directly grasp the universal principles, must itself belong to the universal order; it is [then] not any more an individual faculty, and to conceive it as such would be self-contradictory, because it does not belong to the possibilities of an the individual [human being] to outstrip its own limits, [meaning] to exit the conditions which define it as an individual [being]. MXO11




notes


[1] for DRG, MXO see [buchl]


[2] fn


See also:
Creation, Non-Being, modernity



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