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The Metaphysics of Theism is the definitive study of the natural theology of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of medieval philosophers, written by one of the world's most eminent scholars of medieval thought. Natural theology is the investigation by anal … weiterlesen
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Titel: The Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa Contra Gentiles I
Autor/en: Norman Kretzmann

ISBN: 019924653X
EAN: 9780199246533
Revised.
Sprache: Englisch.
OXFORD UNIV PR

Februar 2002 - kartoniert - 320 Seiten

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The Metaphysics of Theism is the definitive study of the natural theology of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of medieval philosophers, written by one of the world's most eminent scholars of medieval thought. Natural theology is the investigation by analysis and rational argument of fundamental questions about reality, considered in relation to God. Professor Kretzmann shows the continuing value of Aquinas's doctrines to the philosophical enterprise today; he argues that natural theology offers the only route by which philosophers can, as philosophers, approach theological propositions, and that the one presented in this book is the best available natural theology.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. Theology from the bottom up; 2. The God of the self-movers; 3. The existence of alpha; 4. From independence to perfection; 5. From perfection to infinity; 6. Intellect; 7. Will; 8. Joy, love, and liberality; Appendix 1: Chronology of Aquinas's life and works; Appendix 2: Pera (Marietti) edition and Pegis translation; References, index locorum, general index

Portrait

Norman Kretzmann, Susan Linn Sage Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Cornell University, New York, completed this book at the beginning of 1998, and died in the summer of that year. He taught philosophy at Cornell for more than thirty years, and also held appointments at Bryn Mawr College, Ohio State University, and the University of Illinois, and visiting positions at Wayne State University and the Universities of Minnesota, Arizona, and Oxford. This is the follow-up to Professor Kretzmann's 1997 Clarendon Press volume The Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles I. He also published scholarly editions of various medieval texts (by William of Sherwood, William of Ockham, Paul of Venice, and Richard Kilvington), many learned articles and essays, and a number of edited collections. He was the principal editor of The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy (1982), and co-editor with Eleonore Stump of The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (1993).

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"A serious and powerful exposition of Aquinas's metaphysical philosophy of God and a challenging call for the revivification of natural theology based on demonstrative and probable philosophical reasoning."--Religious Studies Review
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