Monday, May 08, 2006

Q16 A2: Whether truth resides only in the intellect composing and dividing?

Yes. Truth resides in the intellect composing and dividing (and not in the senses, nor in the intellect knowing "what a thing is") because it is then that the intellect judges that a thing corresponds to the form which it apprehends about that thing.

It is then that it first knows and expresses truth, i.e., as the thing known in the knower, which is implied by the word "truth".