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    The Illuminative Function of the Agent Intellect.James S. Kintz - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (1):3-22.
    ABSTRACTThomas Aquinas argues that the agent intellect's function is to abstract an intelligible species from a phantasm. However, insofar as he claims that the intelligible species is not present in the phantasm, it is unclear how the agent intellect accomplishes this task. In this paper I explore two models of abstraction – the extraction model and the production model – suggesting that each fails to capture Aquinas’ understanding of abstraction. I then offer my own interpretation of the function of the (...)
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    The Unity of the Knower and the Known.James S. Kintz - 2018 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (2):293-313.
    Aristotle famously asserted that the mind is identical with its object in an act of cognition. This “identity doctrine” has caused much confusion and controversy, with many seeking to avoid a literal interpretation in favor of one that suggests that “identity” refers to a formal isomorphism between the mind and its object. However, in this paper I suggest that Aristotle’s identity doctrine is not an epistemological claim about an isomorphism between a representation of an object and the object itself, but (...)
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    Forgiveness Then Satisfaction: Why the Order Matters for a Theory of the Atonement.James S. Kintz - forthcoming - Religious Studies:1-15.
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