Flashcards in Human Love Deck (80)
T or F. What is beautiful always starts with the senses.
Capacity to know
Example of intellect
knowing that jumping from the top of a building will lead to death
Seeks the good as perceived by the intellect
Example of Will
Jumping from the top of a building
Object of the will
Object of the intellect
According to _________, love is not primarily the product of the heart
St. Thomas Aquinas
Why is the heart associated with love?
It is the most conspicuous part when we feel love as an emotion (heart beats faster)
Loving is always a choice
Love is a feeling or activation
Can a robot love a person?
No. Because it does not have the capacity u sto unlove the person. It is just programmed to "love" the person by saying I love you
Is time a necessary element of love?
Not really. If God is beyond time, then he can love without time. It only becomes necessary for the transition from the senses to the intellect.
Why do man need time to truly love a person?
Because you cannot love a person if you are totally devoid of knowledge about him. As time passes by, you recognize the good qualities of that person as well as the bad ones.
Why do you still love the person even if he has so many bad qualities?
Because there is this one greatest quality of him that in comparison with the bad ones, they would all seem unimportant.
Love can be both sensitive and intellective aspect.
Love according to St. Thomas
Complacency of good
Satisfaction of a good
Inclination to good + our bodily reactions
Emotions or passions
Why do we have emotions or passions?
Because of the human's sensitive aspect.
Examples of passions
Joy, anger, fear, hope, sadness, courage
All passions can be reduced to love
St. Thomas Aquinas
Corruption of chastity
Inclination to do evil to an enemy
Is anger good in itself?
Yes because we are sensitive beings, emotions are natural
When does anger (an emotion) become evil?
When it is an ACT or EXPRESSION. Ex. when you slap a person out of anger or resentment.
Is sexual urge evil?
No because it is simply a passion.
When does sexual urge become evil?
When it is an EXPRESSION. Ex. in your mind the sexy woman is being raped, etc.
Power of choosing between goods proposed as desirable by a mutable judgment
Free Will or Liberty
Kind of Liberty
Man is not free
When the object can be loved or hated
Freedom of Specification or Freedom of Choice