-Nothing isn’t empty black space and being isn’t whatever can fill it.

-Negate space. What then? A point. But points aren’t nothing – they are principles of things in space. Negate even the place. The unit remains.

-But it’s known by negation. But then it’s not known.

 a point and every indivisible thing are known by privation of division. This is because simple and indivisible forms are in our intellect not actually, but only potentially; for were they actually in our intellect, they would not be known by privation.

ST. 1. 14. 10


  1. G. Kyle Essary said,

    November 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Would you mind explaining this a little more? Thanks.

  2. G. Kyle Essary said,

    November 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm


    • November 23, 2010 at 4:54 am

      Don’t know when I can get to it, but I’ll try.

      • G. Kyle Essary said,

        November 23, 2010 at 6:04 am

        Actually, you already did. When I initially commented only the first line was posted. The rest of the post clarifies my questions though.

  3. skholiast said,

    November 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you for this. Succinct and pertinent. Space still is; anything that can be “filled” (according to its manner), is. This pertains even to what the Buddhists would call Emptiness.

    Thus if there is some Supernatural that will fill Being quaBeing, it must be in some manner beyond Being.

    (My comment is, alas, less succinct than your post, even if almost as brief).

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