Being capable of reasoning, he verifies the philosophical definition of a person : "the individual substance of a rational nature ". It is expressed in the "Liber de Spiritu et Anima" of Alcher of Clairvaux (? In this work "the soul rules the body; its union with the body is a friendly union, though the latter impedes the full and free exercise of its activity; it is devoted to its prison " (cf. Bonaventure (the body united to a soul consisting of "form" and "spiritual matter"— forma completiva ).Many of the Franciscan doctors seem, by inference if not explicitly, to lean to the Platonic Augustinian view; Scotus, who, however, by the subtlety of his "formal distinction a parte rei ", saves the unity of the individual while admitting the forma corporeitatis; his opponent John Peter Olivi's "mode of union" of soul and body was condemned at the Council of Vienne (1311-12).This becomes a "living soul " and fashioned to the "image of God " by the inspiration of the "breath of life", which makes man man and differentiates him from the brute. C Scholastic philosophy reaches a conclusion as to the origin of man similar to the teaching of revelation and theology. All things that are, except Himself, exist in virtue of a unique creative act.B This doctrine is obviously to be looked for in all Catholic theology. As to the mode of creation, there would seem to be two possible alternatives. 2, ad 2um), a succession of preparatory forms preceded information by the rational soul, it nevertheless follows necessarily from the established principles of Scholasticism that this, not only in the case of the first man, but of all men, must be produced in being by a special creative act.Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition 1000 "O" Street, Suite 102 Lincoln, NE 68508 (402) 476-6256 Fax: (402) 476-6806 (800) 876-6238 In State Hotline (877) 215-0167 Spanish Hotline Website:[email protected] York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 350 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12054 (518) 482-5464 Fax: (518) 482-3807 (800) 942-6906 English-In State (800) 942-6908 Spanish-In State Website: The Office of Women Advocates Box 11382 Fernandez Juancus Station Santurce, PR 00910 (787) 721-7676 Fax: (787) 725-9248 Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence 422 Post Road, Suite 202 Warwick, RI 02888 (401) 467-9940 Fax: (401) 467-9943 (800) 494-8100 In State Website:[email protected] State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 711 Capitol Way, Suite Suite 702 Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 586-1022 Fax: (360) 586-1024 (360) 586-10 Third Avenue, Suite 406 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 389-2515 Fax: (206) 389-2520 (800) 886-2880 In State (206) 389-2900 TTY Website: Below Web Sites may be of interest to you.Note that Richard Taylor / Atlanta Anger Management does not necessarily officially endorse the content or information on these sites, or agree/disagree with them.This doctrine &151; the contradiction of Traducianism and Transmigration—follows from the consideration that the formal principle cannot be produced by way of generation, either directly (since it is proved to be simple in substance ), or accidentally (since it is a subsistent form). This problem may be treated from the standpoints of Holy Scripture , theology, or philosophy.
To be exact we should have to write: "Man's animality is rational"; for his "rationality" is certainly not something superadded to his "animality". In the Scholastic synthesis, it is a manifest illogism to hypostasize the abstract conceptions that are necessary for the intelligent apprehension of complete phenomena.The theories of the nature of man so far noticed are purely philosophical.No one of them has been explicitly condemned by the Church.(Anglo-Saxon man =a person, human being; supposed root man =to think; German, Mann , Mensch ).According to the common definition of the School, Man is a rational animal.