Philosophical Psychology I(Study of the Philosophical Proofs for the Soul)Class Notes
(Taken at a Pontifical University)
First Lesson:What is the Place of Psychology in the field of sciences?
In the “old days”
were divided into
(required discipline for Philosophy, because it speaksabout the rules of our mind / the laws of reasoning one has to use to arrive at the truth) and
was divided into
(dealing with the object for the sake of knowledge) and
(acquiredfor the sake of operation) Philosophy.
is divided into three aspects according to the degree of excellence of the objectinvestigated. This degree is measured by the ability of the object to be separated from a material component / to beabstracted from matter. This separation exists on two levels: Definition and existence.
has the lowest degree of perfection, because it deals with objectstotally dependent on matter both in definition and in existence.
have a higher degree of perfection because they deal with objects existingin material condition but defines the reality of those objects separated frommatter.
have the highest degree of perfection, because they do not depend onmatter and can be taught without matter existing.
is divided into
is the science of Being. It is divided into
: talks about Being as Being
: deals with our relation to Being
: because Metaphysics have to examine the first causes of Being
are concerned with quantified Being. Look at reality from a quantitative point of view
investigates the world of nature, the material world. Nature here means the world of beings thatcan be recognized by our senses and that move through time and space. Natural Philosophy is divided into
: dealing with things that need an external cause of movement
: dealing with beings that in themselves have the principle of movement