More generally, let us examine some traditional questions regarding the divine intellect.

Certain philosophers have maintained that divine knowledge must be super-intellectual on the ground that intellectual knowledge is a linked affair and not a perfect unity. That contention itself is highly problematical. Reality might he a linked affair, and so would be falsified if the links were supposed to be fused. Again, if it is permissible to speak of divine knowledge at all, and to contemplate deity sub specie veritatis, a distinction has already been drawn within the unity of divine experience or divine selfhood. It is therefore too late nervously to attempt a restoration of the riven unity and simplicity. In any case it might reasonably be held, as we saw that Spinoza held, that step-by-step intellectualism need not be false even if the divine scientia intuitiva is nobler and stronger.