The apprehension of particulars in the moral knowledge process.


Margarita Mauri


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 64, Issue 149 (january-june), 2015, pages 121-132




The moral agent’s acts are the last expression of an internal temporary process rushed off a long time ago. The Thomist explanation for the knowledge of the singular as from the affect-cognitive structures of the moral agent is full of keen appreciations in order to give account for how two heterogeneous forms –the reality itself and the human intellectual ability– jell in the so-called moral act. The aim of this text is to highlight the structural framework that certifies the intersection reality-knowledge-operation in Saint Thomas’ proposal

Key words:

Cogitativa, knowledge of the singular, practical syllogism, Thomas Aquinas.



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