Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 October 2020
Wouldn’t all created things have the same ultimate aim? One might at first say “Yes,” just because they were all made by the same God. On the other hand, one might at first say “No,” on grounds that creatures without intellects have no aims. But as we saw previously, things do not have to know their purposes in order to have purposes; their purposes are built into their natures. Yet shouldn’t it make some difference that certain things have intellects and others do not? What is the solution?