Sunday, May 05, 2013

Aquinas for May V

Id quod potest virtus inferior, potest et superior; non tamen eodem modo, sed excellentiori. Unde easdem res quas sensus percipit materialiter et singulariter, intellectus immaterialiter et universaliter cognoscit.

"That which a lesser power can do, a greater can also do; not in the same way, but more excellently. Thus those things that the senses perceive materially and singularly, the understanding knows immaterially and universally."

De anima art 20 ad s.c. 3

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