Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Aquinas’

A quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 266 “Shortly before his dearth Aquinas tool ill and ceased to write. Hagiography reports that he was granted a vision, in the light of which he is reported to […]

Two documents that I have found in Internet. 1) Revival of Thomism by Pope Leo XIII in 1879: AETERNI PATRIS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII ON THE RESTORATION OF CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/leo_xiii/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_04081879_aeterni-patris_en.html “31. While, therefore, We hold that every word of wisdom, every useful thing by whomsoever discovered or planned, ought to be received with […]

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 […]

A quote from The Modern Scholar: The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas by Prof. Peter Kreeft “Aquinas is a realist, not an idealist. He believes that reason reaches objective reality, not just our own ideas. And this epistemological realism distinguishes him from all three of the major schools of modern epistemology, all of which, in three […]