a.1.Having the power of knowing.
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Knowledge never contains absolute cognoscitive passivity.
So the only possibility is a defect or limitation in the principle of the act of knowing: sensibility cannot be anything but a mere defect of the spontaneity of the subject, nothing else than the expression of finitude of cognoscitive activity.
The core of Maritain's metaphysics is to be found in an "integral cognoscitive realism .
38) In order to expand the representation in question to the senses as well as to the intellect, Pedro da Fonseca, who follows Scotus closely, states that to signify is "to represent something to a cognoscitive faculty.