Human reason and the moral order in Aquinas. by Joseph Owens

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  • Thomas, -- Aquinas, Saint, -- 1225?-1274 -- Views on ethics,
  • Ethics,
  • Reason

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Extract from: Studia moralia, v. 28, fasc. 1.

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In the Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas includes five arguments answering the question of whether we can know if God his five ways, Aquinas uses human reason to conclude what faith has already revealed to us. Aquinas drew on the philosophy of Aristotle in his theology, using both faith and reason to give us some of the most erudite as well as understandable explanations of revealed.

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This edited collection studies the contributions of reason, with its acquired wisdom, science, and scholarship, in five sections.This chapter articulates Aquinas's use of recta ratio, indicates differences with Ockham, and suggests that Ockham is at most a “good reasons philosopher.” Aquinas defines human nature as a natural kind determined by dispositional properties with the final cause rooted in the formal cause.

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