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T or F. What is beautiful always starts with the senses.

True

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Capacity to know

Intellect

2

Example of intellect

knowing that jumping from the top of a building will lead to death

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Seeks the good as perceived by the intellect

Will

4

Example of Will

Jumping from the top of a building

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Object of the will

Good

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Object of the intellect

truth

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According to _________, love is not primarily the product of the heart

St. Thomas Aquinas

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Why is the heart associated with love?

It is the most conspicuous part when we feel love as an emotion (heart beats faster)

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Loving is always a choice

True

10

Love is a feeling or activation

False

11

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Love can be both sensitive and intellective aspect.

True

16

Love according to St. Thomas

Complacency of good
Satisfaction of a good

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Inclination to good + our bodily reactions

Emotions or passions

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Why do we have emotions or passions?

Because of the human's sensitive aspect.

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Examples of passions

Joy, anger, fear, hope, sadness, courage

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All passions can be reduced to love

St. Thomas Aquinas

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Corruption of chastity

Lust

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Inclination to do evil to an enemy

Anger

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Is anger good in itself?

Yes because we are sensitive beings, emotions are natural

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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.

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Is sexual urge evil?

No because it is simply a passion.

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When does sexual urge become evil?

When it is an EXPRESSION. Ex. in your mind the sexy woman is being raped, etc.

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Power of choosing between goods proposed as desirable by a mutable judgment

Free Will or Liberty

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Kind of Liberty
Man is not free
When the object can be loved or hated

Freedom of Specification or Freedom of Choice

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Kind of Liberty
Choosing good under choices
Can at will act or not act, perform an act or omit an action

Freedom of exercise

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