Ars Brevis

bullet1 11. Questions

bullet2 6. The rules

6. Questions about the Rules

33. Question: does belief come before understanding?
34. Question: 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.
35. Question: does any power have an act outside of its own essence?
36. Question: is the intellect active on memory and passive under will?
37. Can the intellect have extrasensory objects?
38. Can divine power have an infinite act?
39. Can there be an act without difference?
40. Is the act possessed by the power, or by the object, or by both?
41. Can a substance exist on its own without its causes?
42. Does the will have power over the intellect through belief, and does the intellect have power over the will through understanding?
43. In the soul, are memory and will unequal?
44. Without its correlatives, can the intellect be universal or particular?
45. When the intellect builds science, does it do so with property and difference?
46. Does the intellect dispose the acts of loving and remembering, and conversely?
47. Can the intellect believe and understand at the same time?
48. Does the intellect build science within itself?
49. Question: how does the intellect make species?
50. Does the intellect use its species to command the will and the memory to objectify this species?

As we 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.