Flashcards in Quiz 4 (Chapter 4) Deck (9)
What is a sign?
are the concepts and signs for real things
What is an instrumental sign
Is a thing that exist in its own right
What is a formal sign
is a sign that has no existence apart from its role
What is an abstraction
The act of an intellect that apprehends a nature that is common to many objects and apprehend the phantasms representating the individual objects
What do we mean by the essence of a thing
Distinguishing the accidents that belong to the individual object.
The essence exist in the thing kind of thing it is.
What is an accident
The attributes that belong or not belong to an object while its remains the same in kind.
What is a concept
Signifying an object or an thought is a sign of what's to.
Why is the essence of thing unimaginable
Essence can be a thought of certain attributes
sensible = imaginable