(17) These features of seeing make one's grasp of the object "fixed" and "determined to one," (18) and in this sense "certain." (19) The fixedness or certainty of seeing derives from the natural fit between the intellect and the evidentness of the truth, so it is not merely a psychological feature but also an epistemic feature of the knower.
Demons are smarter and more knowledgeable than we are, and have more experience with prophetic predictions, so alternative explanations of the miracle and its relation to the prophet's prediction that a human might consider are not open to the demon: demon faith is super-strong testimonial opinion which compels assent "by the evidentness of signs" (82) and "by the perspicacity of [the demon's] natural intellect." (83) The Christian who does not see the miracle, by contrast, has to trust God's message and his messenger.
And Aquinas identifies three different kinds of certainty relevant to determination of the intellect: certitude of evidentness, when the object is seen; certitude of adhesion, when the will is fully determined to assent; and certitude of cause, when the cause of one's assent is perfectly reliable or efficacious (as in the case of divinely infused Christian faith).
by accepting the 'evidentness
of meaning' upon which it rests" (Strickland, 50).
For research of influencing of technological convergence on development of information and communication technologies it is expedient to apply an index which is characterized evidentness
of result of influencing and is had logical dependence.
(3) The presumption that time is (or lies in nothing but) objective succession ignores both the Augustinian tradition and the evidentness
with which for millennia humans have experienced and understood their worlds as past, present, and future.
While the supreme evidentness of clear and distinct perception is occurrent, the mind--even the pre-theistic mind cannot but assent to the proposition it perceives.
The supreme evidentness of pre-theistic, clear and distinct perception is apparent only while such perception is occurrent.
The role of the guarantee of clear and distinct perception is not to augment its evidentness,, but to guarantee that such evidentness entails truth.
Such evident propositional apprehensions are "suited to necessitate the intellect in which they exist to assent that it is the case as that sentence signifies." Wodeham's notion of "evidentness
" is a fairly technical one: he distinguishes three ways in which a mental sentence might be called "evident" (see his discussion in L.sec., prol., q.
Although this thesis [that the human intellect is not a material form] is absolutely true, and must be firmly maintained by faith, and although the arguments adduced for it are readily believable [probabiles], nevertheless, it is not apparent to me that they are demonstrative, [drawn] from principles having evidentness
[evidentiam habentibus] (leaving the faith aside), unless God with a grace that is special and outside the usual course of nature could make it evident to us, just as he could make evident to anyone the article of the Trinity or the Incarnation.