[ noun ] (psychology) knowledge and intellectual ability
"he reads to improve his mind" "he has a keen intellect"
Used in print(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
All artistic and mythological representations , therefore , are `` imitations of imitations '' and are completely superseded by the truth value of `` dialectic '' , the proper use of the inquiring intellect .
Aristotle also tended to stratify all aspects of human nature and activity into levels of excellence and , like Plato , he put the pure and unimpassioned intellect on the top level .
Experience is not seen , as it is in classical rationalism , as presenting us initially with clear and distinct objects simply located in space and registering their character , movements , and changes on the tabula_rasa of an uninvolved intellect .(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)
The Pope , in the splendor of his great intellect , had neglected them a_little .
[ noun ] a person who uses the mind creatively
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