Saturday, August 12, 2006

Peter John Olivi on the Golden Mountain

"By 'adding' he means the following: that we take one sensible that was perceived without some other and we join them together – for example, when we imagine a golden mountain, or a human body with the head of a cow, and so on in other cases; or when we add to a lesser quantity another – for example, when we think about a grain of wheat as big as an apple, or a man extending from earth up to heaven, or when we think that the light of the moon is as clear and intense as the light of the sun. "

(Questions on Book II of the Sentences, Q. 72.63)

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