'Phantasm' here cannot be taken to mean a consciously portrayed picture in the imagination. Reading a book, or writing a letter, would be very low work, if every act of understanding had to be thus sensibly illustrated. The use of what may be called the algebra of language ` is to deliver us from the necessity of all this actual delineation. And this raises the question: 'Do departed souls carry their knowledge of language with them?' It is hard to determine such questions a priori.
Of God and His Creatures: 2.80