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54, q. 3; II, fo. 80rT) as holding that Augustine was not always precise in his statements; nor were other Fathers of the Church. ” In other words, when Augustine said, “He begot from himself another self,” this statement is a true and proper expression on the side of the truth that it expresses, but it is not properly stated on the side of the way it is expressed. This is so because ‘another’ is understood as a masculine gender word and therefore indicates a personal other, whereas the term ‘self ’ is a neuter gender term and expresses an essential self.
23). The third way of viewing ‘the light of the eternal reasons’, a way that threads between these two extreme positions, is that for certain knowledge, the eternal reasons, which are above our minds, are the regulative and motivating principle – but certainly not the sole principle. Along with our created reason, which does its part, the light of the eternal reasons is the regulative and motivating principle of our certain knowledge (1981, V, p. 23). Neither Augustine nor Bonaventure claim that we are conscious of this light.
It reveals very clearly the role which the Aristotelian encyclopedia played in mastering the ancient legacy. For the author of the guidebook, the arts are no longer simply the seven liberal arts of the trivium and quadrivium; they comprise rather all the philosophical and scientific disciplines newly recovered at his time. And because the author attempts to situate the plan of studies in the arts faculty within the context of a complete classification of the sciences, these arts include some disciplines as yet unknown to him.