The Rambam in Moreh Nevuchim writes that before Adam ate of the tree of knowledge the human being existed with concepts of "truth and falsehood," whereas afterwards their perception was in terms of "good and bad." He defines this as a distinction between "muskalot" and "mefursamot."
Online I found a few translations/definitions for the terms Mefursamot and Muskalot:
- Matters of intuitive proper behavior
- Objects and content of our senses, e.g., the sensible image
- Ethical norms, established by common consent
- Matters of ethics that need to be acquired cognitively
- Eternal concepts or true propositions acquired by the intellect, e.g., the correct concept
- This knowledge is objective and unchanging (relating to truth and falsehood) and is entirely independent of man.
How do I need to translate, interpret, and define the words muskalot and mefursamot to a Jewish mindset? How are they connected to these two levels of knowledge? And what part did they played in the change from one level to another?