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Thomas Taylor – o inteligível

terça-feira 14 de junho de 2022


The intelligible is prior to intelligence; for the former is characterized by essence, but the latter by intellect. And being is prior to intellect. The intelligible, however, contains in itself intellect casually. Hence it has a knowledge which is beyond intellect. Much more, therefore, is the ineffable principle of things, who is beyond the intelligible, above the possession of intellectual perception. For his knowledge like his nature is more impartible than every centre, and more ineffable than all silence. For it is, if it be lawful so to speak, a darkness which transcends all gnostic illumination. Hence by energizing about it, knowledge is refunded into ignorance. (Plotino - Tratado 24,2 (V, 6, 2) — O Primeiro não intelige)