from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or generated by the intellect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, related to, or caused by the intellect.
- adj. Having the capacity to reason and understand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or produced by, the intellect or understanding; intellectual.
- adj. Having power to understand, know, or comprehend; intelligent; rational.
- adj. Capable of being perceived by the understanding only, not by the senses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the intellect; having power to understand, know, or comprehend.
- Produced by the understanding.
- Capable of being perceived by the understanding only, not by the senses.
- Intellectual; intelligent.
Obj. 3: Further, if the vice of curiosity can be about any kind of intellective knowledge, it would be chiefly about the philosophical sciences.
Shivani: You always make a distinction between the intellectual and the intellective.
Shivani: Was Allen Ginsberg intellectual or intellective?
And it is the intellect (and accompanying intellective appetite, volition) that makes us human.
"The distinction between a simple living being and a spiritual being that is 'capax Dei', points to the existence of the intellective soul of a free transcendent subject".
The distinction between a simple living being and a spiritual being that is capax Dei, points to the existence of the intellective soul of a free transcendent subject.
“Non-intellective” factors — like motivation and social skills — probably matter more.
A finer sense of things is occasioned by Bishop Kallistos Ware's depiction of the nous as "the intellective aptitude of the heart."
And that is the primal imaginative-intellective act which created words in the first place: as sound equivalents, or signs, for real observed phenomena (physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual …)
Of course the intellective act is also reproductive, it does establish a mirror of external reality (the meaning of ens reale for Dietrich).