This is what Averroes is represented as saying in Chap. LX, which see for explanations. Et intelligit Aristoteles per intellectum passibilem ipsam virtutem cogitativam is Averroes s comment on the pathêtikos nous phthartos of De anima, III, v, 3. Alexander had taken the pathêtikos nous to be the potential intellect. St Thomas is Averroist on this point.
Of God and His Creatures: 2.73