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But this extended something does not have objective external, entitative existence (la wujuda lahu fi al-a'yan); what exists objectively is only a part of this extended-something at any given present moment of the motion, because both the past and future moments of the motion are non-existents with respect to the present moment of motion.
Hence, it would make no sense to become attached to any entitative part of the Buddha.
His presentation there does not bring the problem of the entitative habit into focus.
55) Here, accidents or modes are denied entitative status full-stop.
Far from its being a "substantial effect" as Ormerod avers, it is an accident and an entitative habit.
Further, I want to propose by way of hypothesis that for Aquinas the term's primacy sense is existential determination, and in particular the determination of an individual being's act of existing, and that by analogy he extends the term to essence and to any potential principle of entitative determination.
To put this requirement in terms of the naturally known analogy, an act of charity (C) depends proximately on habitual charity (B2), an operative habit in the will (B1), and at the same time depends remotely on sanctifying grace, an entitative habit that modifies substantial form, namely the soul (A).
The best evidence for the absence of this composure is the splintering of species that occurs when they are subjected to an unbefitting standard of entitative closure.
24) Working in the other direction, the beatific vision is understood as the completion of grace: "Hence grace, as the ontological basis of the supernatural life, is also an inner entitative principle .
The entitative character of representative being as such places it in the Aristotelian category of quality.
For Jacobs-Vandegeer, if what Lonergan calls the dynamic state of being in love corresponds to what a medieval theology calls sanctifying grace, then that state has to do with the unity of consciousness as that unity reflects an entitative habit radicated in the essence of the soul, in central form, and manifested in diverse acts of faith, hope, and love, as well as in other operations and states.