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Aquinas on judgment and the active power of reason

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This paper examines Aquinas' account of a certain kind of rational control: The control one exercises in using one's reason to make a judgment. Though this control is not itself a kind of voluntary control, it is a precondition for voluntariness. Aquinas claims that one's voluntary actions must spring from judgments that are subject to one's rational control and that, because of this, only rational animals can act voluntarily. This rational kind of control depends on a certain distinctive fea...

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Journal:
PHILOSOPHERS IMPRINT
Volume:
13
Issue:
20
Pages:
1-19
Publication date:
2013-10-05
EISSN:
1533-628X
ISSN:
1533-628X
URN:
uuid:e47e9d7a-e6d9-465a-a489-2682c853d58f
Source identifiers:
398227
Local pid:
pubs:398227
Language:
English

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