Video – Conferences #101: Scotus Newman – Panel 1- Q4 – Role of Illumination

By November 29, 2010January 5th, 2019Conferences, Newman-Scotus DC 2010

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Ave Maria!

Newman-Scotus Symposium - Deacon John Sullivan asks what role illumination plays in the intellect.

Dr. Ford answers by calling this the eureka moment where many different peaces of information comes together into one sudden insight that brings it all together in one coherent picture. Newman speaks of taking a view, and that this leads to a need for action to follow through by conversion and to show others this new view.

Follow up question, how do know if this new view or eureka moment is true?

Dr. Ford answers by saying there is no formula to know. But only points to the need to include the need for the will being involved in the process of inference.

Ave Maria!

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