Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
FP: Treatise On Man
Q[85] Of The Mode And Order Of Understanding
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We come now to consider the mode and order of understanding. Under this head there are eight points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether our intellect understands by abstracting the species from the phantasms?

A[2] Whether the intelligible species abstracted from the phantasms are what our intellect understands, or that whereby it understands?

A[3] Whether our intellect naturally first understands the more universal?

A[4] Whether our intellect can know many things at the same time?

A[5] Whether our intellect understands by the process of composition and division?

A[6] Whether the intellect can err?

A[7] Whether one intellect can understand better than another?

A[8] Whether our intellect understands the indivisible before the divisible?