Selected Philosophical Writings
Thomas Aquinas Timothy McDermott
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Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM By Thomas Aquinas Timothy McDermott

St Thomas Aquinas 1225 1274 saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond i to explore, for example, spiritual revelation makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago.This accessible new translation offers thirty eight substantiaSt Thomas Aquinas 1225 1274 saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond i to explore, for example, spiritual revelation makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago.This accessible new translation offers thirty eight substantial passages not only from the indispensable Summa Theologicae, but from many other works, fully illustrating the breadth and progression of Aquinas s philosophy It is an ideal introduction to this key figure in the philosophy of religion.
  • Title: Selected Philosophical Writings
  • Author: Thomas Aquinas Timothy McDermott
  • ISBN: 9780192835857
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback

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Brent McCulley Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
Reading Aquinas is like listening to your Aunt Bev lecture you on post WWII politicsutterly boring but you know you are obligated to listen and simply nod your head and say "mmhmm" every minute or so.Nevertheless, I did absorb a good amount of this material. And despite all the repetition, there were a few gems in this book, as it is organized quite nicely with an index in the back which I am sure I will consult anytime I need Aquinas' philosophical opinion on the matter.Necessary reading.
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Regan Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
I always forget that Thomas is surprisingly funny.
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Nox Prognatus Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
This book is full of earlier Philosophers work, such as Aristotle, Pseudo-Dionysus, Boethius etc it does have Aquinas own take on matters. The book skips back and forth and is very repetitive for the few gems within. one thing is clear, that Aquinas was borrowed out of context by Catholicism and the fact he draws heavily on Earlier Greek philosophy proves it. Some really good sections on life after death, energy and soul. Overall I found the reading repetitive and tedious in places.
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Rosemary Reilly Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
Of course, I didn't read all of it. How could I. But I did read some of it for a class I took on Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion last semester when I was studying in Dublin. And I feel like that effort counts for something.
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Daniel2 Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
Extremely glad I read this. Some arguments are unstable(very few), but for the most part very sold.
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Meister90 Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
Aquinas is a methodical thinker with some useful insights, but based on this translation I would never read him again. The writing is unbearably dull. I had to really slog through this one.
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Catherine Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
The law section was revolutionary and fascinating. Still prefer to watch paint dry, not because it's more interesting but because it's less theologically problematic.
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Cliodhna Ni Ghadhra Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
I am so heartbroken to be away from England that I am giving all its related books mediocre reviews.
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нєνєℓ¢ανα Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
Thought-provoking and so insightful!
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Nathan Sep 19, 2020 - 02:17 AM
Nice compilation of some of the Dumb Ox's writings. It's fairly standard Aquinas. If you don't want to spend the money on Aquinas' actual volumes, I would recommend this text and the one called "Selected Writings" published by Penguin. I would start with this one, and then move on to the Penguin one. It's a good way to understand Aquinas' main conclusions and arguments (albeit this is just brushing the snow off, not even scratching the surface. Aquinas runs deep) and figuring out if Aquinas is t [...]
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Selected Philosophical Writings By Thomas Aquinas Timothy McDermott St Thomas Aquinas 1225 1274 saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond i to explore, for example, spiritual revelation makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago.This accessible new translation offers thirty eight substantiaSt Thomas Aquinas 1225 1274 saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond i to explore, for example, spiritual revelation makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago.This accessible new translation offers thirty eight substantial passages not only from the indispensable Summa Theologicae, but from many other works, fully illustrating the breadth and progression of Aquinas s philosophy It is an ideal introduction to this key figure in the philosophy of religion.

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