Lastly, all special kinds of acts belong either to the appetitive or to the cognoscitive faculties.
Prayer, then, is desire; but desire is an act of the appetitive powers.
The two steeds really correspond in a figure more nearly to the appetitive and moral or semi-rational soul of Aristotle.
We also find the Platonic division into appetitive, spirited and rational.
Animals possess the two lower parts, plants only the appetitive soul.
The faculty of the vegetative soul is the appetitive power, whose seat is in the liver.
If we do, we shall see that the soul is regarded as appetitive, or self-active, so far as it has clear and distinct ideas.
Similarly if this fool abstains from pleasures, it is because of the weakness of his appetitive soul.
The first movement of will and of any appetitive faculty (virtus) is amor.
Every one of the three souls (the rational, the spirited and the appetitive) must be given its due.