Of the Will, in Regard to what it Wills
We must now consider the different acts of the will; and in the first place, those acts which belong to the will itself immediately, as being elicited by the will; secondly, those acts which are commanded by the will.Now the will is moved to the end, and to the means to the end; we must therefore consider:
- those acts of the will whereby it is moved to the end; and
- those whereby it is moved to the means. And since it seems that there are three acts of the will in reference to the end; viz. "volition," "enjoyment," and "intention"; we must consider:
- intention. Concerning the first, three things must be considered:
- Of what things is the will?
- By what is the will moved?
- How is it moved?
Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:
- Whether the will is of good only?
- Whether it is of the end only, or also of the means?
- If in any way it be of the means, whether it be moved to the end and to the means, by the same movement?