Definition: higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
Definition: higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
Sentences Containing 'intellect'
But there is this general division to be made, on one extreme of which is what we call pure intellect, and on the other pure feeling or emotion.
Pure intellect seeks to construct from the facts brought to our consciousness by the senses, an accurately measured world of phenomena, uncoloured by the human equation in each of us.
The intellect is a cleaver; it discerns and rifts its way into the secret of things.
He told me, with the utmost simplicity and truth, quite superior, or rather inferior, to anything that is called humility, that he was``deficient in intellect.''
With his hospitable intellect he embraces children, beggars, insane, and scholars, and entertains the thought of all, adding to it commonly some breadth and elegance.
It is commonly said that this is the difference between the affections and the intellect.
exclaimed Caderousse, who, by a last effort of intellect, had followed the reading of the letter, and instinctively comprehended all the misery which such a denunciation must entail.
Man's whole life passes in doing these things, and his intellect is exhausted by reflecting on them.
Among the vertebrata the degree of intellect and an approach in structure to man clearly come into play.
He described to them also nearly all the adventures that Sancho had mentioned, at which they marvelled and laughed not a little, thinking it, as all did, the strangest form of madness a crazy intellect could be capable of.
But no one knows the resources of that man's intellect, except myself!'
'I grieved to think how brief the dream of the human intellect had been.
It has gradually augmented, until it assumes the appearance of aberration of intellect.
A man of great intellect and affluence, Fogg enters into a wager with a fellow Eridanian citing that he can circumnavigate the globe in exactly eighty days.
Aizen has commented on Urahara's ability, calling him the only man whose intellect exceeds his own.
The mind, which had previously been active and inquisitive, assumed a gentle, placid indifference, corresponding to the muscular languor, but the intellect was unimpaired ...
The Institute's work reflects the relationship between faith and intellect, discipleship and scholarship.
His friends and colleagues at Virginia Tech called him "a man with a sharp intellect who answered a call to serve the cause of scholarship and higher education".
Employing his wit and intellect in these dangerous confrontations of being misconstrued as a coastal pirate, Choe avoided disaster for him and his crew.
Books by Farrel Corcoran include: "RTÉ and the Globalisation of Irish Television", Intellect Books, 2004.
He upheld the unity of the soul, denying that there is a distinction between it and the intellect. For him, the soul's awareness of itself is the definitive proof that the soul is independent of the body and will not perish with it.
Their inability to pass on correct judgment was amply demonstrated, and forced them to bow for the individual intellect of the detective, who always belonged to the threatened upper class.
In their eyes, Seurat had "taken a fundamental step toward Cubism by restoring intellect and order to art, after Impressionism had denied them" (to use the words of Herbert).
Hadhrat Adam (as) was not the first human being, but was the first human being whose intellect was capable of accepting and bearing the responsibility of revelation.” Guided evolution.
She was very strong, could interface directly with computers, and had an intellect greater than her designer, Donald Pierce, who was himself a genius in the field of robotics.
But here the viewer is required to invest his intellect and undivided attention to grasp the proceedings...
In 1998, Tomlinson was described as possessing "the air of slight arrogance that goes with good looks, a hard-trained body and a sharp intellect".
When he awakes, he is cured of his insanity and of his obsession with riddles, while retaining both his genius intellect and his mammoth ego.
Most numerical attacks are energy, fighting, strength, or intellect attacks, but some are multiple types, and some have no type.
He asserted that the higher pleasures of the intellect yielded far greater happiness than the lower pleasure of the senses.
Described as possessing both an artist’s eye and engineer’s intellect, he set both aptitudes to work in winning combination.
Al-Farabi's treatise "Meanings of the Intellect" dealt with music therapy, where he discussed the therapeutic effects of music on the soul.
The First Cause, by thinking of itself, "overflows" and the incorporeal entity of the second intellect "emanates" from it.
Like its predecessor, the second intellect also thinks about itself, and thereby brings its celestial sphere (in this case, the sphere of fixed stars) into being, but in addition to this it must also contemplate upon the First Cause, and this causes the "emanation" of the next intellect. The cascade of emanation continues until it reaches the tenth intellect, beneath which is the material world.
And as each intellect must contemplate both itself and an increasing number of predecessors, each succeeding level of existence becomes more and more complex.
Al-Farabi divides intellect into four categories: potential, actual, acquired and the Agent.
The first three are the different states of the human intellect and the fourth is the Tenth Intellect (the moon) in his emanational cosmology.
The potential intellect represents the capacity to think, which is shared by all human beings, and the actual intellect is an intellect engaged in the act of thinking.
This motion from potentiality to actuality requires the Agent Intellect to act upon the retained sensory forms; just as the Sun illuminates the physical world to allow us to see, the Agent Intellect illuminates the world of intelligibles to allow us to think.
The human intellect, by its act of intellection, passes from potentiality to actuality, and as it gradually comprehends these intelligibles, it is identified with them (as according to Aristotle, by knowing something, the intellect becomes like it).
Because the Agent Intellect knows all of the intelligibles, this means that when the human intellect knows all of them, it becomes associated with the Agent Intellect's perfection and is known as the acquired Intellect. While this process seems mechanical, leaving little room for human choice or volition, Reisman says that al-Farabi is committed to human voluntarism.
And it is by choosing what is ethical and contemplating about what constitutes the nature of ethics, that the actual intellect can become "like" the active intellect, thereby attaining perfection.
The prophet, in addition to his own intellectual capacity, has a very strong imaginative faculty, which allows him to receive an overflow of intelligibles from the agent intellect (the tenth intellect in the emanational cosmology).
One of his major strengths is his intellect, allowing him to think of strategies and use new abilities that have gained him impressive victories.
His palatial house (now the Women's College in the University) which housed a splendid library was the meeting place of the intellect of the town.
Chris Kridler in the "Baltimore Sun" was less positive, noting that while it aimed for the gut it dazzled the intellect but went no further.
She begins thinking that the world did not deserve her sincerity and intellect, because the people around her did not measure up to her standards.
After placing the source of anguish in human intellect, Zapffe then sought as to why humanity simply didn't just perish.
He provided four defined mechanisms of defense that allowed an individual to overcome their burden of intellect. The last messiah.
While his works are not overly emotional, they gain success because they relate to a complete life of the imagination in which feelings and intellect combine.
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elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
libidinous - lustful
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
expiate - make amends for (a sin)