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Headword: Γνῶσις
Adler number: gamma,353
Translated headword: knowledge
Vetting Status: high
The knowledge of all things comes about either through a certain similarity and identity or by dissimilarity and difference. For we know that which is white both by comparison with something white, therefore similar, and by [comparison with] something black, for white [is] the opposite of black. And they say that the nature of the same and of the different were mixed in the composition of this [sc. knowledge].
Greek Original:
Γνῶσις: ὅτι πάντων ἡ γνῶσις ἢ ὁμοιότητί τινι καὶ ταυτότητι γίνεται ἢ ἀνομοιότητι καὶ ἑτερότητι. τὸ γὰρ λευκὸν καὶ τῇ τοῦ λευκοῦ παραθέσει γνωρίζομεν, διότι ὅμοιον: καὶ τῇ τοῦ μέλανος, τὸ γὰρ ἐναντίον τῷ μέλανι λευκόν. καὶ τήν γε φύσιν τοῦ ταὐτοῦ καὶ τοῦ ἑτέρου ἐν τῇ συστάσει ταύτης μεμίχθαι φασί.
From John Philoponus, Commentary on Aristotle's De Anima 75.19-23 Hayduck.
For this headword see also gamma 354, gamma 355.
Keywords: definition; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 July 2002@13:50:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@03:38:37.
David Whitehead (added note) on 18 July 2002@03:40:02.
David Whitehead on 10 June 2012@05:32:13.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 14 September 2012@02:27:03.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@11:05:35.


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