Aristotle’s theory of intellect

1.) Intellect is receives or is passive to its actuality (i.e. its object.)

(a) Experience is passive, and that we learn by experience is given from experience (b) If it were not passive to its act, the act would be innate, and therefore always thought. 

2.) The actuality of intellect is the nature of physical things.

3.) What receives actuality X lacks X. This is just the division of act and potency.

So intellect does not have the nature of a physical thing.

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