Appeared in Spring/Summer 1995, Vol. XXI, Nos. 1, 2
Aristotle says that in knowing “The soul is in a certain manner all existing things.”1 This seemingly obscure statement is the key to understanding the nature and wonder of knowledge, and of answering the problem of objectivity which so plagues modern philosophy. It also
enables us to refute the anti-intellectualism so often encountered, which sees the intellect as a blunt instrument where the higher things of life are concerned, preferring will and emotion as a guide instead of what is derided as “abstract ideas.”
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