As such, the degree of essentialization can be expected to be greater among the naturalizable categories (sex, age and race) than among the entitative
categories (economic condition, religion, political beliefs, nationality and social condition).
In short, we favor possessive uses over entitative
ones because the former do not commit us to any given hierarchy of values.
If accidents possess an entitative
status on their own, then it stands to reason that they are distinct or separable from the substances in which they inhere.
Far from its being a "substantial effect" as Ormerod avers, it is an accident and an entitative
So conceived, grace is an "entitative
" habit, defined as a habit that modifies the essence of the soul.
Further, I want to propose by way of hypothesis that for Aquinas the term's primacy sense is existential determination, and in particular the determination of an individual being's act of existing, and that by analogy he extends the term to essence and to any potential principle of entitative
(24) Working in the other direction, the beatific vision is understood as the completion of grace: "Hence grace, as the ontological basis of the supernatural life, is also an inner entitative
The best evidence for the absence of this composure is the splintering of species that occurs when they are subjected to an unbefitting standard of entitative
For Jacobs-Vandegeer, if what Lonergan calls the dynamic state of being in love corresponds to what a medieval theology calls sanctifying grace, then that state has to do with the unity of consciousness as that unity reflects an entitative
habit radicated in the essence of the soul, in central form, and manifested in diverse acts of faith, hope, and love, as well as in other operations and states.
character of representative being as such places it in the Aristotelian category of quality.(41) This real qualitative modification of the intellect combines with the spiritual act of apprehension to produce the psychological state of knowing.(42) Our interest here is not in this production of representative being, but in its character as ground to the exercise of formal signification.
In the metaphysical categories of a theoretical theology, "sanctifying grace" denotes an entitative
habit rooted in the essence of the soul.
He admits that this entails a vast expenditure of entitative
suppositions, but nevertheless insists that the price is right.