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Single Idea 16643

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 8. Properties as Modes]

Full Idea

An accident's aptitudinal relationship to a subject is essential, and this is never taken away from accidents….for it is true to say that they are suited to a subject.

Gist of Idea

Accidents always remain suited to a subject


Bonaventura (Commentary on Sentences [1252], IV.

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.186

A Reaction

This is the compromise view that allows accidents to be separated, for Transubstantiation, while acknowledging that we identify them with their subjects.

Related Idea

Idea 16642 Transubstantion says accidents of bread and wine don't inhere in the substance [Pasnau]