6. The rules
about the Rules
does belief come before understanding?
which definition is clearer and better: is it one made from the power and
its specific act, or the one made with genus and difference? And we answer
that it is the one made with the power and its specific act. The former
gives knowledge of the subject and its specific act, whereas the latter
gives no such knowledge, but only some knowledge of the subject's parts.
does any power have an act outside of its own essence?
is the intellect active on memory and passive under will?
the intellect have extrasensory objects?
divine power have an infinite act?
there be an act without difference?
the act possessed by the power, or by the object, or by both?
a substance exist on its own without its causes?
the will have power over the intellect through belief, and does the intellect
have power over the will through understanding?
the soul, are memory and will unequal?
its correlatives, can the intellect be universal or particular?
the intellect builds science, does it do so with property and difference?
the intellect dispose the acts of loving and remembering, and conversely?
the intellect believe and understand at the same time?
the intellect build science within itself?
how does the intellect make species?
the intellect use its species to command the will and the memory to objectify
made questions with the rules and applied them to the intellect, we can
likewise apply them to the other powers, each in its own way.