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The acts of imagination based on sensory representations provide the material on which the powers of the cosmic intellect function. This is the kernel of Averroes’s famous monopsychism. ) Aquinas stresses that the human soul is the form of the body rather than a substance, but he also holds that the intellect’s activity as such is independent of the body (c). 6). See de Bazán 1997; Pasnau 2002a. Aquinas wrote a separate treatise Against the Averroists in which he criticised the monopsychist interpretation of Aristotle (de Libera 1994).
An important aspect of the human soul is its activity. It is the only thing in nature which seems to cause motion without any previous motion. Incorporating this property into a material or corpuscular view of the mind has proved difficult. Both John Locke and George Berkeley, two of the famous British Empiricists, testify to this. The result of the empiricist conception of the soul can be found in the writing of David Hume, who stresses that there is no soul, that is, no unifying principle or simple immaterial substance.
See Lagerlund 2008. 4 From Buridan to Second Scholasticism a. I say that there have been three famous opinions about the intellect itself. The first opinion was that of Alexander which is quoted by the Commentator. Alexander declared that the human intellect is a generable and corruptible material form, educed from the potentiality of matter and extended with the extension of matter, just like the soul of a cow or the soul of a dog, and it does not remain after death. Another was the opinion of Averroes that the human intellect is an immaterial form, ungenerated and incorruptible, and thus it is neither educed from the potentiality of matter nor extended.