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Headword: *)/agnoia
Adler number: alpha,288
Translated headword: ignorance
Vetting Status: high
If someone were to say that ignorance is a lack of understanding, he is mistaken. Ignorance is the condition [of being] wretched and beguiled.
Greek Original:
*)/agnoia: ei)/ tis le/goi a)/gnoian ei)=nai ste/rhsin e)pisth/mhs, a(marta/nei. e)/sti de\ a)/gnoia e(/cis moxqhra\ kai\ h)pathme/nh.
Abridged from Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentary on Aristotle's Topics 472.3-9 Wallies. (He goes on to give an example to illustrate the issue : "the one who defines immortality as 'lack of death' will be mistaken, for immortality is not lack of of death but a condition, that is, a disposition".)
Keywords: definition; ethics; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2001@16:36:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 17 March 2001@05:14:17.
Marcelo Boeri (Expanded note.) on 6 May 2001@19:46:51.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 January 2012@08:02:43.


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