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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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God's mind is the locus of man, just as human mind is the locus of created things; for it is in the Divine Mind that the "description" or "definition" of man's nature is found.
Philosophy exhorts Boethius to raise human reason up to the divine mind (Consolatio V pr.
While the distribution of properties would be part of the divine mind, which conceives the possible individual entities according to the laws of logic, the dispensation of measured goods would be part of the will, according to justice.
In fact, the denial that the divine mind is a substance was to be found in the philosopher Proclus, who had criticized Plato himself for implicitly attributing "being" to "the one.
In his later work The Harmonies of the World, Kepler's main premise was that the world, or universe, is a living expression of the Divine Mind, or God, and his project was to show the mathematics which reflect the harmonies inherent in that Mind.
But after a close examination of the statement we see that Arminius is emphasising the "external act of predestination" and "the Divine mind.
The Greeks saw these rational principles, by which the raw stuff of the world has been made a Cosmos, as really existing out there in an objective Order of Reason, and ultimately in the Divine Mind.
Because of their limited mental abilities, human beings think everything confused and upset in the realm of Fate, when in actuality pure and unchanging order originating in the divine mind governs all.
Paragraphs 5 to 12 argue that happiness is 'prepollent' ([section] 8) in this, the best of all possible worlds: 'The Divine Mind beholding all Possibilities, .
One interpretation of this kind of elegance and precision and power is that the universe everywhere is being guided by a divine mind.
Since God does not, strictly speaking, have foreknowledge of free actions, but knows them as eternally present in the divine mind, God's knowledge of them is consistent with their not being necessitated by the past.
He is careful to ensure that the divine mind does not simply take over the human functions.