Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Aquinas for May VII

Sicut humanae animae est quidam habitus naturalis quo principia speculativarum scientiarum cognoscit, quem vocamus intellectum principiorum; ita etiam in ea est quidam habitus naturalis primorum principiorum operabilium, quae sunt universalia principia iuris naturalis; qui quidem habitus ad synderesim pertinet.

"Just as there is a natural habitude in the human soul by which it knows the principles of the speculative sciences, which we call understanding of principles, so also there is in it a natural habitude for the first principles of do-able things, which are the universal principles of natural law; which habitude pertains to synderesis."

De veritate q. 16 art. 1

1 comment:

  1. Chidimma Agunwamba4:15 AM

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