Whichever horn of the dilemma Aquinas takes, the ultimate problem that confronts him is the compatibility between the immateriality of thinking and the individuality of thinking.
This essay aims to address these challenges by reconstructing the ontological reasons Aquinas could have offered to demonstrate the compatibility of immateriality and individuality of thinking in his controversy with the Averroists.
Although charity-the virtue which unites us to God and others in friendship-is above all, Aquinas
argues, "of all the virtues which relate to our neighbor, mercy is the greatest.
37) For this reason, whether Aquinas
engages the literal or the spiritual sense of a text, his concern is not to wrestle between the senses but to "encounter the ultimate and greatest mystery of faith, God and the ways in which He reveals Himself to humanity for our salvation.
RECENTLY A QUITE DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION of the Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics has been advanced: Aquinas
did not mislead, on purpose or by accident, but showed his students how his own larger philosophical arguments interlocked with Aristotle's, extending the Philosopher's arguments where questions were left unanswered.
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According to Aquinas
, the constitutive attributes of beauty are integrity (integritas), proportion (proportio), and splendor (claritas).
does not adopt Aristotle's eudainomia unqualifiedly; he transforms it in light of divine revelation.
is not a participant in the growing 13th-century intolerance of the Jews.
4) (In a famous letter, Aquinas
provides a brief summary of this moral rationale for taxation to the Duchess of Brabant in response to a letter from her in which she has asked whether it is permissible for her to levy tribute on her Christian subjects.
did change some of his positions over the course of his lifetime.
likewise insisted that in the event of a conflict between a statutory order and a fundamental principle of the natural law, a judge is bound by the divinely ordained law of nature to refuse to pass judgment on the unjust legislative order.
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As the historical Aquinas
comes increasingly into sharper focus, (1) the essential meaning of his teaching remains a matter of debate.