Of God and His Creatures

So St Thomas rightly explains, esti men homoiôs kai tote dunamei pôs, ou mên homoiôs kai prin mathein ê eurein (De anima, III, iv, 7). When you know a thing, though you are not thinking of it, your mind is not quite so much in potentiality over that thing as when you have it still to learn.

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