Why some things are different in species and others are not

Why some things are different in species and others are not

Why some things are different in species and others are not

 

One might raise the question, why woman does not differ from man in species, given that male and female differ from each other as being contrary; nor yet do male animal and female animal differ in species, though this difference belong substantially to animal and not as it is with paleness and darkness, but they belong to animal qua animal. Continue reading “Why some things are different in species and others are not”

The ways in which the infinite is spoken of

The ways in which the infinite is spoken of

The ways in which the infinite is spoken of

 

There are five ways in which the infinite is spoken of. In one sense, that which by its nature has no limit, and it is as something impassable and inextricable in that it has no path to tread since it is not a quantity at all, is called infinite, just as we say that the voice is invisible in that it does not fall to sight at all. Of the same kind is both point and quality; for these are limitless: the former, though being itself a limit, has no limit, in that it has no size, and similarly with white and in general with quality in that it has no passage at all. Continue reading “The ways in which the infinite is spoken of”