Thursday, August 4, 2011

Plato and Perfect Intelligence

To have the perfect knowledge would require that the mind should grasp the relation of everything to everything else, that it should see the unity of the whole reality. Perfect intelligence represents the mind as completely released from sensible objects. The perfect mind are dealing with the pure FORMS without any interference from even the symbolic character of visible objects. The highest level of knowledge is approached to the extent that the mind is able to move beyond the restrictions of hypotheses toward the unit of all FORMS. Perfect intelligence therefore means the synoptic view of reality and this, for Plato, implies the unity of knowledge. 

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