2. From the Chaos there is an influx of four simple elements, each one of them has its first intention for itself, as simple form seeks simple matter and vice versa, so as to make up one simple supposite; but as an element cannot accomplish this by itself, it seeks composition, and thus the compound element arises by the second intention.
3. Simple fire has an appetite to convert the other elements to its own essence so it can be perfect in its simplicity; therefore, as a second intention, it has an appetite or inclination to receive dryness from earth, give heat to air and mortify water; and the same is understood about the other elements.
4. This process likewise occurs in the third species of mixture, then in the fourth, until finally fire or any other compounded element constitutes some species, as each element seeks to be perfected in the second species of mixture, where its prime intention lies.
5. In any tree, each one of the four elements has a secondary appetite for the trunk, branches, leaves, flowers and fruit, but its primary appetite is for the seed of the fruit. However, with reference to itself, its second intention is for the seed but the first is for itself, and thus each element exists in a species through the second intention, but in itself by the first intention.
6. The first intention of form and matter is to be substance, their second intention is for the accidents of substance, because substance cannot exist without them.
7. From this difference between first and second intentions, follows the difference between the essence of substance and the essence of accidents, so that accidents do not belong to the essence of substance, but proceed from the virtue arising from its form and matter to be deployed into instruments with which this substance can simply exist in its own form and matter.
8. In Chaos, the genus is a second intention and its species are the first intention.
9. Likewise, species are a second intention and their individuals are the first intention.
all species and individuals are a second intention whereas the human species
and its individuals are the first intention.