Wednesday, March 24, 2010

1a 2ae q20 a3: Whether the goodness and badness of the external action are the same as those of the interior act?

Est una bonitas actus interioris et exterioris quia actus voluntatis se habet ut formale ad actum exteriorem; ex formali autem et materiali fit unum.

There is but one goodness of the internal and external act because the act of the will is the form, as it were, of the external action; but that which results from the material and formal element is one thing.