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Sun and Light, or on the Agent Intelelect

Martínez Millán, Hernán (2013) Sun and Light, or on the Agent Intelelect. Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval, 20 (20). 49 - 56. ISSN 1133-0902

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This paper examines some passages in the Treatise on Human Nature in which Thomas Aquinas, following Themistius, refers to Plato's analogies between the sun and the soul in order to prove that the agent intellect is something that belongs to the soul. It also analyzes the analogy between the light and the soul that Aquinas mentions, which is taken from Aristotle. The main task at hand will be to revisit the question of how Aquinas interprets Plato and Aristotle in this particular section of the Treatise on Human Nature.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Martínez Millán, Hernán
Date: 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval
Volume: 20
Number: 20
Publisher: Universidad de Zaragoza
Page Range: 49 - 56
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1133-0902
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 14:39
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:55


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