Univocity & Analogy of divine propria, idiomata & qualia vs determinate essences, hypostases & quiddities

Propria (denominative in quale predications) of divine essence are metaphysically grounded as primary substance with no act of existence in potency to any essence, unlike the quiddities of a determinate essence, which as secondary substances instantiate in otherwise modally distinct primary substances.

Personal modes of being refer to primary substances, while personal modes of identity refer to exemplifications, which are nonsubstantial realities. Personal modes of being & identity are both determinatively denotative, the latter referring to the nonsubstantial idiomata of exemplifications, the former to substantial individual essences of hypostases.

Formal modes of being & identity both include contextually determinative denotations, but only formal modes of being include generically determinative denotations (the what? of genus & species or in quid predications).

Heuristic for Univocal & Analogical God-Talk

I. connotative or iconic
A. qualitatively denominative (differentiae)
1) quale – how
2) qui – who
3) quem – whom

B. vaguely denominative 1) indeterminacy
vague or precise (distinct) or overdetermined realities

C. metaphorically & theo-poetically denominative (e.g. certain implicit similarities of divine idiomata & individual essences)

D. analogically & theo-logically denominative (e.g. certain explicit similarities of divine propria & ousia)

II. denotative or indexic

A. locatively determinative
spatio-temporal causes & effects & transcendental effects
1) quando – when
2) ubi – where
3) qua – as
4) unde – whence
5) quo – whither or existing state

B. transcendentally determinative determined effects of transcendental causes – putatively & abductively inferred from effects proper to no known spatio-temporal causes
quo – whither or existing state
no spatio-temporal where or when, atemporality

C. existentially determinative – implicit ontological argument (Anselmian presuppositions) or quo as existing state or that

D. numerally determinative
quot – how many

E. quantitatively determinative
quantum – how much

III. connotative-denotative or symbolic

A. generically determinative
quid – what
generic & specific

B. contextually determinative (generally determinative) including pragmatic semiotic quare – why (principle of sufficient reason) including various underdetermined realities or generic in/determinacies (generality – general or specific)

Modes of Being

Essential or Connotative – denominative & refers to secondary substance or essence

denominatively connotative

Personal or Denotative – determinative partially (but sufficiently) contracts denominative & refers to primary substance or individual essence or hypostasis or existence

determinatively denotative

Formal or Connotative-Denotative Contraction – determinative fully contracts connotative & denotative & refers to generically determinative or general essence or genus & species as well as to contextually determinative (or generally determinative of various underdetermined realities)

Modes of Identity

Essential – primary substance with no existence-essence or act-potency contractions

denominatively connotative

Personal – nonsubstantial exemplifications or hypostases

determinatively denotative

Formal – contextually but not generically determinative in allowing successful references to nondeterminate & self-determinate causes abducted from putatively divine determinate effects of vestigia, energeia & oikonomia via both denominatively connotative & determinatively denotative references with both univocal semantical & analogical metaphysical groundings

Propria of divine essence are metaphysically grounded as primary substance with no act of existence in potency to any essence, unlike the quiddities of a determinate essence, which as secondary substances instantiate in otherwise modally distinct primary substances.

Personal modes of being refer to primary substances, while personal modes of identity refer to exemplifications, which are nonsubstantial realities. Personal modes of being & identity are both determinatively denotative, the latter referring to the nonsubstantial idiomata of exemplifications, the former to substantial individual essences of hypostases.

Formal modes of being & identity both include contextually determinative denotations, but only formal modes of being include generically determinative denotations (the what? of genus & species or in quid predications).

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