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Title: Henry of Harclay on Knowing Many Things at Once
Author(s): BOLYARD, Charles
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 81 Issue: 1 Date: 2014
In his Ordinary Questions 2, 15, and 25, Henry of Harclay (ca. 1270-1317) argues that one can know many things simultaneously. I begin by examining his view of human intellection and the embeddedness of certain instances of knowledge. I conclude by exploring the case of divine intellection. Henry, who develops two different accounts of the latter case, discusses the apparent conflict between divine omniscience, divine simplicity, and divine self-sufficiency, and he investigates the differences between divine and human cognition. There is also a significant focus on the status of divine ideas, as well as on the causative role of ideas in intellection.