El entendimiento agente según Tomás de Aquino

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Juan F. SELLÉS

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The "intellectus agens" is the zenith of the theory of the human knowledge according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. It is personal in each human being: one with the being of the human person. Separated from the body, without mixture with it, impassible and always in act. Innate cognoscitive light. It proceeds from God, and from Him it participates natural and supernaturally. Through the "intellectus agens" we are free and responsible. It permits to know everything, because it activates the different human cognoscitive faculties. It uses the innate habits as instruments. It is perpetual, but after this life it will no know as now.

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