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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-05-31 16:48

On another thread I was discussing Kant’s concept of phenomena and I suggested he means that we are not acquainted with the thing in itself but rather with our mode of knowing the thing in itself. For example, we are dependent on materials provided by the senses. I then stumbled on this passage in Aquinas’ Treatise on Angels I, 50, 2; “. . . our intellect cannot attain to apprehend them [things] as they are in themselves, but by its own mode, according as it apprehends composite things; . . .” Anticipation? What would Carly say?


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