Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ed., with an Introd. by Anton C. Pegis - Chapter 15, Questions LXXXIV, LXXXV & Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15, Questions LXXXIV, LXXXV & Summary and Analysis

Question 84: How the Soul While United to the Body Understands Corporeal Things Beneath It in Eight Articles. All of the eight are presented here. Aquinas gets into a more complex yet brief historiography of the quest for knowledge and certainty regarding the truth. He goes back to pre-Socratic times, and the observation that the system is rooted in motion, which undermines certainty. There are only two objections in the eighth Article.

Question 85: The Mode and Order of Understanding. The thing is understood and then there is the fact that it is understood. The Fourth Article is Whether We Can Understand Many Things at the Same Time? [Obj 4] writes that the ability to distinguish two things involves knowing their difference. Here, the distinction is a subdivision of knowledge of a whole. In [Rep4] An intellect knows...

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