Aquinas and Heidegger

A quote from The Modern Scholar: The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas by Prof. Peter Kreeft

“Finally, on language and linguistics we also find two extremes in modern philosophy, one represented by the Deconstructionists, the debunkers who empty language of meaning, deny its power to reveal the real world, and reduce it to a set of acts and objects, and the other extreme represented by Heidegger, who squeezes out of simple Greek words, primitive pre-Socratic sentences, and lines from German poets a mystical metaphysics that no one can clearly understand or communicate to non-Heideggerians. Aquinas succumbs to neither of these extremes, neither the loss of profundity nor the loss of clarity. The Summa is deeper than Heidegger and clearer than Wittgenstein.”


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