3. The Definitions
of the Principles
defines its principles so that they can be known by their definitions and
used to make affirmative or negative statements that do not violate the
definitions. With these conditions the intellect builds science, finds
media and dispels ignorance, its enemy.
Goodness is that whereby good does good.
Greatness is that through which goodness, duration etc.are great.
Duration is that through which goodness, greatness etc. are lasting.
Power is that through which goodness, greatness etc. can exist and act.
Wisdom is a property by which the wise understand.
Will is that on account of which goodness, greatness etc. are lovable or
Virtue is the origin of the union of goodness, greatness etc.
Truth is that which is true about goodness, greatness, etc.
Glory is that delight in which goodness, greatness, etc. find rest.
is that whereby goodness, greatness, and the other principles are clear
reasons without any confusion.
is that through which goodness, etc. agree in unity and in plurality.
is a mutual resistance due to divergent ends.
is something that is before all else on account of some priority.
middle is a subject in which the end influences the beginning, and the
beginning flows back to the end, as it is naturally common to both.
End is that in which the beginning rests. 7. Majority is the image of the
boundlessness of goodness, greatness, etc.
is the subject in which the final concordance of goodness, greatness, etc.
is a being close to non-being.