Intellectual process whereby knowledge is derived from nonpropositional apprehension (e.g., perception, memory) or ideas (propositions or judgments). Scholasticism* held that all knowing is affection of senses by objects through mediums that supply material foundations for forms within the mind. Abstractive cognition is cognition through other things (e.g., God through creation, Ro 1:20). Quidditative cognition is knowledge of the essence of an object.
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