Thursday, July 15, 2010

1a 2ae q41 a3: Whether there is a natural fear? No.

Timor non est naturalis quia huiusmodi motus sunt contra rationem inclinationis naturalis: puta quod timor refugit impugnationem mali contrarii, ad quod est inclinatio naturalis.

There is no natural fear because suchlike movements are contrary to the formal aspect of natural inclination: fear shrinks from repelling a contrary evil, contrary to the inclination of nature.