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Ockham and Chatton on Intellective Intuition (2022)

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Abstract Intellective intuitive cognition plays a key role in William of Ockham’s philosophy. On many occasions, Walter Chatton argues that this kind of cognition is unnecessary. Chatton has two main arguments for his point. First, he raises doubts about the possibility of distinguishing intellective intuitive cognition from sensory intuitive cognition. The former always arises with the latter, and whatever we can explain through the former, we can explain equally well through the latter. Second, he argues that we cannot separate the intellective intuitive cognition of a singular thing from the cognition of the species of that thing. We cannot intuitively and intellectively cognize a thing without recognizing that thing as a thing of a certain kind. Chatton’s conclusion is that since we can never experience an act of intellective intuitive cognition in itself, it is superfluous to posit this act of cognition. We can explain the singular cognition of an extramental singular simply by making the cognition of its species and the sensory intuitive cognition of it interact with each other.

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Authors & Contributors
Perler, Dominik
Karger, Elizabeth
Knuuttila, Simo
Panaccio, Claude
Zimmer, Alf C.
Ivry, Alfred L.
Journals
Vivarium: Journal for Mediaeval Philosophy and the Intellectual Life of the Middle Ages
Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
Études Philosophiques
History of Psychiatry
Publishers
Brill
Springer
J. Vrin
Ashgate
Oxford University Press
Process Press Ltd
Concepts
Psychology
Senses and sensation; perception
Philosophy
Cognition
Emotions; passions
Aristotelianism
People
Ockham, William of
Wodeham, Adam
Aristotle
Averroes
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
Buridan, Jean
Time Periods
Medieval
Ancient
Early modern
20th century
14th century
Renaissance
Places
British Isles
Greece
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