quidditative

quidditative

(ˈkwɪdɪtətɪv)
adj
1. (Philosophy) relating to the essence of someone or something
2. characterized by equivocations
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Wippel, Quidditative Knowledge of God, in Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas (Catholic University of America Press, Washington, 1984) 215-241.
To resolve this tension, Eleonore Stump proposes quantum theology, whereby we are able to attribute contradictory predicates to a thing of which we have no quidditative knowledge; so God then can be seen as esse itself and as an ens.
Mansini asserts, "If the desire is innate, an inclination of the will or the nature itself, a preconscious inclining and tending to quidditative knowledge of God that is prior to knowledge, then the desire is also unconditional and absolute.
Essentia is the nature belonging irrevocably to the being of this actuality as the foundation of the quidditative determinateness of such an existent.
The article constitutes a conceptual and quidditative examination that addresses the question: what is researcher development?
Pero como el Ser Infinito y los entes finitos tienen la misma base ontologica del ser univoco, el hombre puede comprender a Dios quidditative, es decir, en la igualdad del ser, pero a condicion de entregarse en espiritu a la contemplacion del atributo especificamente divino, que es la infinitud.
The distinction between faith and vision has its basis in the structure of the human intellect: faith apprehends the truths of revelation, but in the diminished way that yet anticipates quidditative knowledge of God in the next life.
Arabic philosophy, notably in the context of discussions of the Meno paradox, but also in the context of the formulation of doctrines of primary conceptions, deals extensively with nonexistent objects, and presents the concept gay' to account for quidditative content indifferent to actual existence or nonexistence.
This article studies the ontology proposed by Xavier Zubiri in his work Sobre la esencia [On Essence], in order to discover how he treats the problem of the quidditative essence.
Since the concept can never yield full quidditative knowledge of God (in Maritain's words, "quidditatively quidditative") then Aquinas must insist that we are joined to God quasi ignoto.
12) This, I would speculate, is closely connected with another of Aquinas's distinctive and controverted positions, his denial that in this life human beings can arrive at quidditative knowledge of God.
17) He synthesizes his view of God's incomprehensibility in two theses: that no creature by its own natural powers can possess a quidditative grasp of God's essence, which "remains totally unknown,"(18) but at best can know only that God is and what God is not;(19) and that no creature can ever possess a comprehensive, infinite grasp of the divine essence, even in the beatific vision.