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Are the Forms the species of sensible things?

 
 
Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2014 12:24 pm
I'm trying to understand the following text from Aquinas:

"Plato contended that the separate substances are the species of sensible things; as if we were to maintain that human nature is a separate substance of itself: and according to this view it would have to be maintained that the number of the separate substances is the number of the species of sensible things."
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2014 12:52 pm
@kengrooms,
mumbo jumbo. "Sensible" is a human description that is subjective to the individual. "Human nature" isn't human nature; it's only "nature." All living and material things are the product of evolution and nature.
timur
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2014 02:12 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Mind that the language used is from the 13th century.

"Sensible"had a meaning different from today..
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2014 02:17 pm
@timur,
I never lived in the 13th century.
timur
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2014 02:20 pm
@cicerone imposter,
It doesn't prevent those willing, to know stuff about that epoch.
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2014 02:23 pm
@timur,
I don't waste time trying to figure out the different definition of words if they're not consistent with today's understanding of the word.
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