Thoughts for ( late) summer – 9

The essence of a thing is that which its definition signifies.7348f2ba433b2c46933527e2f92309a9 This is identical with the thing of which it is the definition, unless per accidens something is added to the thing defined over and above its definition. Thus whiteness added to man, over and above the fact that he is a rational and mortal animal. Hence rational and mortal animal is the same thing as man; but whiteness, so as it is white, is not the same as man.1001398

Thomas Aquinas

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