By Bas C. Van Fraassen
An introductory, historic survey of philosophical positions on house and time, in the course of the exact conception of relativity and the causal thought of time.
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25, pp. 148–61. ”, he is pari passu concerned with the question of common essential predicates. 45 See DM 6, 1, vol. 25, pp. , pp. 223–28, where the main question is: “Whether universal unity arises from the operation of the intellect? ” The way Suárez asks his question now in the Index seems to anticipate later questions among seventeenth-century Jesuits about abstraction or precision. That is, whether it is “objective,” which would presuppose real facets in things themselves, or “formal,” which would make it a matter of aspects that would depend upon the knower.
26, pp. ” 83 DM 41, pp. ” 84 Cf. DM 36, s. 1, vol. 26, pp. ”; but even more, see s. 2, pp. 1 But omitting these [opinions], it seems to me to be a part of the introduction or some addition to that. ”2 For because in the introduction Aristotle said that this science most especially contemplates truth and afterwards he showed how much previous philosophers had erred in the investigation of that, he wished in this place once again to open up the difﬁculty which is inherent in the investigation of truth, and [show] what way should be followed in that, and what principle or foundation we should use, so that we not labor in vain.
For indeed what each one by his own efforts can ﬁnd is either nothing or very little, but what all together, or each one aided by the labor and effort of others, can know is something more—but it is still not perfect and not free from all errors. Therefore, it is simply impossible for man with human powers to contemplate truth in proportion to its excellence. 14 Therefore, this is enough about this question in this place. Question 2. What is the source of the difﬁculty which a man experiences in knowing truth?