Linguistic Apprehension as Incidental Sensation in Thomas Aquinas

Abstract
In this paper I will delineate the psychological operations and faculties required for linguistic apprehension within a Thomistic psychology. This will require first identifying the proper object of linguistic apprehension, which will then allow me to specify the distinct operations and faculties necessary for linguistic apprehension. I will argue that the semantic value of any linguistic term is a type of incidental sensible and that its cognitive apprehension is a type of incidental sensation. Hence, the faculties necessary for the apprehension of any linguistic term’s semantic value will be the cogitative power and the intellect. The cogitative power, because it is the faculty of particular intentions, and the intellect, because it is the faculty of universal intentions
Keywords vis cogitativa, cogitative power  Thomas Aquinas  language  per accidens sensation
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,399
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Anthony J. Lisska (2006). A Look at Inner Sense in Aquinas. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80:1-19.
E. L. Mascall (1964). Perception and Sensation. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 64:259-272.
Barry C. Smith (2008). What Remains of Our Knowledge of Language? Croatian Journal of Philosophy 8 (22):557-75.
Anthony Kenny (1969). Aquinas. Garden City, N.Y.,Anchor Books.
Peter Pagin (2000). Sensation Terms. Dialectica 54 (3):177-99.
Orestes J. Gonzalez (1994). The Apprehension of the Act of Being in Aquinas. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (4):475-500.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-12-01

Total downloads

6 ( #207,107 of 1,102,935 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #297,435 of 1,102,935 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.