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a. capable of being apprehended by the mind or intellect alone
b. (in metaphysical systems such as those of Plato or Kant) denoting that metaphysical realm which is accessible to the intellect as opposed to the world of mere phenomena accessible to the senses



a philosophical term denoting an object or phenomenon comprehended only through reason or intellectual intuition. The sensible, that is, that which is comprehended by means of the senses, is the opposite of the intelligible. The concept of intelligible is widely used in Scholasticism and in the philosophy of I. Kant.

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In spite of God's incomprehensibility and of sharp immaterialism Eriugena is keen on keeping an "aesthetical" touch with reality which, as it were, preconditions any possible approach to the God and is in fact determined to ground the infinite search for the divine (Mooney 2009:208 et al.
A further possibility for thinking of the nature of mind and its relation to the body is that found in the radical immaterialism that Bishop George Berkeley developed at the start of the 18th century.
Two Unsuccessful Arguments for Immaterialism, PETER DILLARD
Separate treatments of his theory of vision, doctrine of signs, argument for immaterialism, work on minds and agency, natural philosophy and philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, moral and political philosophy, economic writings, and writings on religion are then presented.