We distinguish knowledge by participation, where the gap between subject and object is in some way abolished by this participation, from knowledge by abstraction, where the gap is maintained between the subject and the object whose knowledge he abstracts. Knowledge by participation is in no way subjective. On the contrary, because of the transparency of intelligence, it is objective by nature. “Otherwise, we wouldn’t know what objectivity means” (Borella) and “man, entirely enclosed in his subjectivity, wouldn’t even be able to conceive the notion of subjectivity, if he didn’t have the faculty of objectivity” (Schuon).