more from Thomas Aquinas

Single Idea 1860

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / D. Empiricism / 5. Empiricism Critique]

Full Idea

All our knowledge comes through our senses, but that doesn't mean that everything we know is sensed.

Gist of Idea

Knowledge may be based on senses, but we needn't sense all our knowledge


Thomas Aquinas (Quaestiones Disputatae de Malo [1271], Q6.h to 18)

Book Reference

Aquinas,Thomas: 'Selected Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. McDermott,Timothy [OUP 1993], p.182