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Single Idea 1846

[catalogued under 20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 2. Willed Action / a. Will to Act]

Full Idea

Will's object is what is good, and so it cannot will anything but what is good.

Gist of Idea

The will can only want what it thinks is good


Thomas Aquinas (Quaestiones Disputatae de Malo [1271], Q6.06)

Book Reference

Aquinas,Thomas: 'Selected Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. McDermott,Timothy [OUP 1993], p.172