nous

new word for me.
related to noēsis >gnosis and noein>knowing
the source of order in nature itself

primu mobile

Sense perception is a source of feelings, impressions, or raw data about things, but it needs to be interpreted in order for there to be converted into real understanding
Reason is a source of new understandings but it is built by putting together and distinguishing other things already understood

the mental step between perception and reasoning? what is it?  how does it happen?

Somehow the human mind sets definitions in a consistent way, because people perceive the same things and can discuss them. So the argument goes, as will be shown below, that people must be born with some innate potential to understand the same things the same ways. And in addition to this it has also been argued that this possibility must require help of a spiritual and divine type.  [or for arguments/fairness sake can be an evolved skill that coincided with awareness.]

something i wanted to note
[ from w i k i p e d i a]

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2 responses to “nous

  1. Interesting, thank you.

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