Text 3—The Human Soul: Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae

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TEXT: The Human Soul: Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae

ESSAY QUESTION: 

Why does Aquinas maintain that the ‘sensitive’ soul (of both humans and animals) depends on the body, and is destroyed with it, while the ‘intellectual soul’ is immaterial and incorruptible? Can this view be defended?

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