Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation homepage > Notebooks of Paul Brunton > Category 7: The Intellect

The Intellect

It is inborn in the human mind to wish to know. If this begins with the endless surface questions of a child's curiosity, if it continues into the deeper questions of a scientist's probing investigation, it cannot and does not stop there. For the higher part of the mind will eventually come into unfoldment, that union of abstract reflective thought with mystical intuition which is true intelligence, which needs and sees a view of the whole of things. And so the knowing faculty enters the realm of philosophy.
  1. The Place of Intellect
  2. The Service of Intellect
  3. The Development of Intellect
  4. Abstract Thought
  5. Semantics
  6. Science
  7. Metaphysics of Truth
  8. Intellect, Reality, and The Overself