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But I am not quite sure what it means to be an intellectual. In very general terms, someone intellectual, I p, is a person who is intelligent, though this doesn't say much. One dictionary says, in fact, that intellect is an abilitiy to think in depth. Another says that it is the faculty of the mind to know and reason. The OED claims that the intellectual is a person possessing superior powers of intellect. An intellectual, then, is perhaps not perwon someone who is intelligent but a very intelligent person.

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I am not going anywhere in this discussion of what it is to be an intellectual. They like big words; so, they talk a lot and describe themselves as loquacious.

Nowadays, Barbie, Madonna, and pawn shops are legitimate course topics at colleges no less than Plato, Picasso, and Calvinism. Implied in the statement is a sense of condescension.

All Highly Intelligent People Share Intelligenh Trait, According to Steve Jobs. The OED claims that the intellectual is a person possessing superior escort muswell hill of intellect. What is intellectual depends on how you treat these subjects. Kaori Kitao, 5 September link to. But they are practical matters; so, when I introduce them in conversation, I am not being intellectual.

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But he frequents art museums and discusses works of art in great depth much more profoundly than she does, inte,ligent posseses a highly developed critical acumen that she lacks, which he cultivated on his own by inspecting works of art intensely with his own eyes. Some books are instructional; others are meant to entertain; and still others translate scholarly researches for a wider popular consumption.

Are artists intellectuals? But not all books are academic or scholarly; most books in wide circulation are not.

That's why professors are prime examples of intellectuals -- at least in their own eyes. To be intellectual, in their perception, is to be widely read -- essentially in arts and letters.

43 percent of people think that glasses make people look smarter. A financial analyst? Reading a lot of scholarly books doesn't promise intellectualism, either.

Being articulate is no mark of quality as an artist. Looking in from the wide world of non-intellectuals, intellectuals are folks who argue at length, complicate simple ideas, and make pronouncements they are convinced are as profound as they sound even if they were not. Discussing the best miter, the simplest way to make bechamel, or the right time to prune hydrangea macrophylla to assure large blossoms in the spring is not imtelligent intellectual though they may be profoundly interesting to those who are interested in these subjects.

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Another says that it is the faculty of the mind to know and reason. But this is where I stumble. What do you mean “we”? That may be why intellectuals often look down on non-intellectuals.

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What follows this statement is something to the effect that it is difficult to sustain an interesting conversation with someone who is not an intellectual. For those who consider themselves intellectuals, an interesting conversation means, of course, taking up certain subjects and discussing them in depth -- analytically, critically, and philosophically -- or else concentrating on elevated subjects, like ideas, thoughts, and theories telford tranny escort opposed to practical matters.

Are they intellectuals only if they are articulate?

A friend in London, no scholar but an avid reader who maintains and continues to build a huge library at home, confirms this view. On the other hand, ror also writes that he "is very intelligent and knows a lot and has excellent judgment in a lot of areas.

One dictionary says, in fact, that intellect is an abilitiy to persson in depth. Person A may be perceived as pretentious instead of intelligent, he adds. It depends how deep you delve into their substance and what ificance you draw from them.

Plumbers, after all, may not read Plato but they can talk about plumbing in depth and analytically, too. A politician? If truth were to be pperson, I think the OED is right; if someone is intelligent, I would consider that person an intellectual.

Being an academic, I often hear friends say that so-and-so is a nice person but not an intellectual. Artists, if they are truly artists, do just that.

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But I am not quite sure what it means to be an intellectual. Those who profess to be intellectuals are likely to dismiss plumbers, artists, and physicians as non-intellectuals in their professions.

I'll keep it simple for you: we sapiosexuals are sexually attracted to highly intelligent people, regardless of looks. Conversely, I do find people who are intelligent but not considered to be intellectual. It seems, then, that an intellectual is not expected to be intellectual all the time but would rather talk intellectually as often as possible.

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Is a skilful surgeon, who is intelligent, no intellectual if she didn't philosophize? Jobs offered surprising advice to those looking to maximize their.

An intellectual, then, is perhaps not just someone who is intelligent but a very intelligent person. There are intelligent non-intellectuals on the other hand. Some artists are articulate about art; but others are not.


If intellectuals are academic types, the qualification is then perhaps books. We do encounter in the academe academics who are presumably intellectual but not necessarily intelligent. Reading a lot of books does not necessarily make an intellectual.