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Reply Obj. 3: Providence resides in the intellect; but presupposes the act of willing the end. Nobody gives a precept about things done for an end; unless he will that end. Hence prudence presupposes the moral virtues, by means of which the appetitive faculty is directed towards good, as the Philosopher says. Even if Providence has to do with the divine will and intellect equally, this would not affect the divine simplicity, since in God both theWill and intellect are one and the same.thing, as we have said above (Q. 19). _______________________
SECOND ARTICLE [I, Q. 22, Art. 2]
Whether Everything Is Subject to the Providence of God?
Objection 1: It seems that everything is not subject to divine providence. For nothing foreseen can happen by chance. If then everything was foreseen by God, nothing would happen by chance. And thus hazard and luck would disappear; which is against common opinion.
Obj. 2: Further, a wise provider excludes any defect or evil, as... Spinoza, Baruch (Benedict de)
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