We come now to consider the mode and order of understanding.
Under this head there are eight points of inquiry:
A Whether our intellect understands by abstracting the species from the phantasms?
A Whether the intelligible species abstracted from the phantasms are what our intellect understands, or that whereby it understands?
A Whether our intellect naturally first understands the more universal?
A Whether our intellect can know many things at the same time?
A Whether our intellect understands by the process of composition and division?
A Whether the intellect can err?
A Whether one intellect can understand better than another?
A Whether our intellect understands the indivisible before the divisible?