Aquinas and Descartes View of Knowledge

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It is the actuality of a living material substance. Even though the rational soul is what differentiates humans from other living things, it does not make us human beings. Aquinas writes that "we could maintain this if we were to suppose that the activities of sensory souls are proper to such souls apart from bodies...
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The soul and body together allow us to sense, learn (through our senses), and feel emotions. The previous theory of learning comes from Meno. Socrates says that we learn by recollection. Aquinas does not agree with this theory. Aquinas says that we can only learn through the rational soul, what our bodies have come in contact with...
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