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  • nature 5 note 215
    Summa Theologiae I II 53 2 ad 3 NOTE 209 we reverse the relation carrier auxiliary being initially starting with the subject carrier and now starting with the auxiliary being

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  • nature 5 note 216
    whiteness is a color attempts as it were to disregard the carrier substrate subject for in is a color no carrier is mentioned and therefore is not a complete definition because a carrier anyway and as regards propria the proper

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  • nature 5 note 217
    is finitude in both directions that is also in the downward direction meaning that that something of which we first predicate the accident must be an individual that is a n individual substance Therefore the sequence starts with say Socrates is white and this term white is always concrete moreover it so starts because substance must enter the definition of the given accident So this first step guarantees the invocation

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  • nature 5 note 218
    a man I say could be because it is not unthinkable that that something in virtue of which a man is a man can also evolutionarily come about out of a totally different material basis that is human nature being an over forming of a totally different material substrate Man has originated historically from the animal substrate but that still doesn t mean that this substrate is per se necessary for something to become a man insofar as he is a man that is to say that it would be exclusively necessary On the contrary other substrates might do just as well However it is probable that such an animal substrate is indeed exclusively necessary From all this we see that the attempt to replace concepts by classes that is an exclusively extensional approach gives problems the observed relative extensions of concepts as displayed in Venn diagrams only suggest but do not demonstrate necessity This replacement of concepts by classes is called the extensive approach to the study of concepts in contrast to the intensive approach as it is followed in Classical Metaphysics Via Antiqua In metaphysics the concepts are considered intensionally and this because they are intentional They directly

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  • nature 5 note 219
    example homo est animal rationale man is a rational animal animal determinable essence while rational animal is a fully determined essence The extension of the concept homo species and of

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  • nature 5 note 220
    than man could be explained by the stipulated fact that philosophical concepts such as cause being form etc are equivocal We however should investigate whether we not in stipulating so put the horse behind the cart Ockham for instance does

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  • nature 5 note 221
    meaning intension of this concept is just this nature The extension of the concept animal is the set of past present and future individuals possessing the nature of animal while the signification or meaning intension of this concept is just this nature The extension of the concept possessing white teeth is the set of past present and future individuals possessing white teeth while the signification or meaning intension of this

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  • nature 5 note 222
    bumping into a friend at an unexpected place and time This event has nothing to do with the essence in the sense of human nature of either me or my friend In a broader context however the event might not

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