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Whether Affirmative Propositions can be Formed About God?

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cf., Sent.I.D4.Q2.A1; Sent.I.D22.Q1.A2.Rep1; SCG1.C36; QDePot.Q7.A5.Rep2


There are three acts of the intellect, 1. Simple Apprehension (which produces concepts), 2. Judgments (which produces propositions), and 3. Reasoning (which produces arguments).


For example, let's say I begin with the apprehension of human nature. Then, I see Socrates and combine the term "man" (which represents the concept I have apprehended) with the new thing I have perceived, i.e., Socrates, to say "Socrates is a man." From this, I combine another judgement "all men are moral" to conclude "Socrates is mortal."


In this question, St. Thomas is asking whether we can go from apprehending concepts to making judgments (which will lead to a profession that we can draw forth conclusions about God).

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