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working out the result of a multiplication); and believing, which is a propositional attitude, and not a cognitive or cogitative process (for further distinctions and details, see Bennett & Hacker 2003, pp.
Often the key cogitative breakthroughs are not the product of massive private investments, but rather the work of creative academic or government researchers who have the talent to understand the science and a sufficient amount of hard work and luck to make a breakthrough.
All sensory experience is mediated by the vis cogitativa, or the cogitative power, the inner sense responsible for instinctive reactions to the environment (see ST 1.
But in man, the sensitive appetite is ultimately moved by reason or the cogitative power: "the cognitive power moves the appetite by representing its object to it" (II-II, q.
One remembers, for example, the doctrine of induction and of the cogitative faculties, in which, on the basis of the psychology of Aristotle and Averroes, the Angelic Doctor marks the positive insertion of the intellect into the sensible, its hermeneutical capacity through which is emphasized the resolutive, that is, foundational, function of the reference to the latter (conversio ad phantasmata).
FIONA BARKER, "Connaturality and the Cogitative Power: A Thomistic Account of the Influence of Culture on Moral Formation.
FIONA GROOMS (BARKER), "Connaturality and Cogitative Power: A Thomistic Account of the Influence of Culture on Moral Formation.
This development is not an idealist deduction, since de Blignieres correlates it with the first "impact" of a sensible being on the intellect through the phantasm, the cogitative sense, and the impressed species.
The cause by which a man can apprehend a good under the aspect of good is the same by which he is aware of an individual thing in a common nature, which is the union of the intellect and the cogitative in one and the same subject.
Thomas's cogitative sense informing the brain would explain that example of differing visual "organizations" of the same shape, then Thomists should be interested in the neurological basis for many types of part-whole perception.
42) The power that judges the attractiveness of a known object at the sensitive level is called the estimative power (vis aestimativa) in the animal and the cogitative power (vis cogitativa) in man.
The internal sense unifies the data coming from the different external senses and gives them unity through a faculty called the estimative power (in animals) or cogitative power (in humans).