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Aquinas on perceiving, thinking, understanding, and cognizing individuals

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Among Thomas Aquinas’s 13th and 14th century critics, some of them targeted his Aristotelian view that the human intellect does not cognize individuals of a material nature. To many of his readers, Aquinas’s stance on this point seems to be indefensible for it is an obvious fact that we think about individuals. In this essay, I argue Aquinas’s view has been misunderstood, both by his critics and by many Thomists that have come to his defense. I distinguish two important aspects of Aquinas’s ...

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10.1163/9789004413030_010

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University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Theology and Religion
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Brill Publisher's website
Host title:
Medieval Perceptual Puzzles: Theories of Sense-Perception in the 13th and 14th Centuries
Series:
Investigating Medieval Philosophy
Volume:
13
Pages:
238–268
Place of publication:
Leiden
Publication date:
2019-11-21
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ISSN:
1879-9787
Source identifiers:
1004168
ISBN:
9789004408470
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2019-05-30

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