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nous

(nūs, nows),
A word originally used by Anaxagoras to mean an all-knowing, all-pervading spirit or force; in later Greek philosophy it came to mean simply mind, reason, or intellect.
[G. mind, reason]
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From this, it follows that man must also exist in the divine mind before the act of Predestination, and the fall of man must itself, also, be previously foreseen.
Here again an emphasis is clearly made distinguishing between the act and the decree of both Creation and Predestination; "creation is prior to Predestination--that is, in the divine mind, that is, the decree concerning the creation of man is prior to the decree of Predestination, and the act of creation is prior to the execution of the decree of Predestination" (my emphasis).
God himself) through a religious and burning love, suddenly (as the divine Plato says) truth from the divine mind flows in and productively unfolds the true reasons of things - reasons which are contained in it and by which all things remain in existence.
Truly, he affirmed, the stellar rays laugh, just as if the eyes of the divine minds.
58) Russell Wahl pointed out to me that Leibniz's grounding the reality of relations, and thus the reality of harmony and distinct cogitability, in the divine mind seems to present a problem.
And the divine mind gives relations whatever (nonsubstantial) reality they may possess, and, in doing so, provides the true description of the relations which obtain among things in the world.
30) Again, the reality of these relations is grounded--not in real mind-independent existence--but in the fact that relations are grounded in objective qualities of things, and so the omniscient divine mind sees all the ways that entities may be considered together.
These two lines of thinking Boland deals with under the rubrics: "the ideas in the divine mind" and "the ideas are the divine mind.
The universe does not exist outside the divine mind but rather inside it, since "its thinking about our universe is what our universe is" (p.
If goodness explains the existence of the divine mind in which all else is contained, then goodness must be objective.
In no event did Ockham wish to endorse the view of earlier philosopher-theologians that creatures are known as so many possible imitations of the divine essence (Aquinas and Henry of Ghent) or as produced by the infinite divine mind in intelligible being (Duns Scotus) prior to their creation since, in both cases, the principle of the divine omnipotence as well as the divine simplicity would be compromised by the status creatures enjoy prior to creation.
COGNITIVE SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND THEOLOGY: From Human Minds to Divine Minds by Justin L.