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."
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.
Mind that the language used is from the 13th century.
"Sensible"had a meaning different from today..
I never lived in the 13th century.
It doesn't prevent those willing, to know stuff about that epoch.
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.