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Definition of "gnostic" []

  • Alternative capitalization of Gnostic (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gnostic" in a sentence
  • "This overall association area is sometimes called the gnostic area (nos'tik; "knowledge" G), The overall associations are fed into the area lying immediately in front, the idea-motor area, 'which translates them into an appropriate response."
  • "In his illuminationist writings, SuhrawardÄ« relies on Neoplatonism but replaces such concepts as being and existence with light and illumination, thus offering what can be called a gnostic-illuminationist version of Avicennian philosophy (Aminrazavi 2003)."
  • "Prior to Newton and the Enlightenment in Europe, the western model had largely been Socratic-Pythagorum-gnostic, that is, a thing was inherently knowable via some interior plumbing of the mind and spirit, as contrasted with the accumulation of observable evidence and the harsh testing of that evidence."