« on: April 05, 2005, 05:25:11 AM »
I don't. And who can give a definition of an intellectual?
I think of an intellectual as someone who engages in (and enjoys) thinking, reading, and learning about things that are somewhat academic or abstract in nature. But come to think of it, I've never seen a definition.
Ok, just checked dictionary.com and my definition is somewhat in accord.
3. a. Having or showing intellect, especially to a high degree. See Synonyms at intelligent.
b. Given to activities or pursuits that require exercise of the intellect.
1. a. The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding.
b. The ability to think abstractly or profoundly. See Synonyms at mind.