Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ed., with an Introd. by Anton C. Pegis - Chapter 11, Questions LXXVI, LXXVII & LXXVIII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, Questions LXXVI, LXXVII & LXXVIII Summary and Analysis

This is the continuation of Question 76. Second Article: Whether the Intellectual Principle is Multiplied According to the Number of Bodies? This has to do with perceptions of separation and connection. Aquinas discusses agents and actions. When there is an organizer, or leader of a group; Aquinas explains that only the leader is considered to be the agent. This is the relationship between God and angels. This same structure also appears when a corporation is experienced from the outside. However, when a lone smith performs his work, then there is one agent and one actor. Aquinas introduces the idea of one mind. Is every event of the mind the same mind in action? Aquinas derives, 'No, the thoughts of humans are not all of one mind. More than one mind exists and thinks.'...

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