This moment, when intelligence passes from power to act, cannot be acquired, taught or demonstrated; it is intuitive, direct, ingenuous. At first glance, we might say that only the non-contradictory is intelligible (we won’t intelligible a circle-square), but in the end this is merely the extrinsic condition of intellection. The act of intellection itself is the seizure of essence in its “ainsity”, in its proper nature, its content as such; it is then an intuitive and synthetic act of contemplation, the revelation of essence as meaning, of ainsity as meaning. This is intrinsic intelligibility: that which “makes sense” to the intelligence, that which awakens a “semantic echo” in it, that which “tells it something”, that which “speaks to it” (Borella).