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Re: Faith: the real assent

No one can come to me unless the Father draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:44. John 6:63 - 65 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the
ptolemy1022
Mar 25
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3743

Faith: the real assent

God is real. He is the living God. The question however of how we realized this is a matter of faith. It is not there before us in the manner of a physical
jamesmiguez
Mar 24
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Reality check

Do you want to know reality? Ask the question therefore. "What is real?" Look around then. The earth and the sky. Look north, south, east and west, at the
jamesmiguez
Mar 24
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3741

Aquinas: theological, philosophical and real

In keeping with St. Thomas we proceed theologically and philosophically in order to deal with the issues associated with a new synthesis, as was pointed out,
jamesmiguez
Mar 24
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Aquinas' project -- Gilson

Here is Gilson's take on Aquinas' project. "Everything philosophical in Thomism is truly philosophical, but it is integrated into a theological synthesis whose
jamesmiguez
Mar 22
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Reality: Aquinas Yes, Husserl No

Reality comes first. To engage and act upon the world, it's necessary that we envelope or fixate, so to speak, our consciousness upon our surroundings,
jamesmiguez
Feb 27
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3738

Re: Aquinas: de ver. 11, 1 science

It would have been better to say "ontological science" rather than "rational science." I was attempting to differentiate metaphysics from empirical science.
jamesmiguez
Feb 27
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Time to talk thomism

Dear Everyone, Well, it's that time again to talk about thomism. I will try to pick up where we left off in December. Sorry i did not get back sooner, but I
jamesmiguez
Feb 27
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Re: Aquinas: de ver. 11, 1 science

Dear James,   Is Husserl's phenomenology a rational science as you use the term?              Jim Given Dear James, Is Husserl's phenomenology a
James Given
Jan 2
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Aquinas: de ver. 11, 1 science

I am presenting this text to highlight Aquinas understanding of science, which as we have said before, is closely related to Aristotle's teaching of Posterior
jamesmiguez
Dec 21, 2014
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Thinkers Who Challenged the State

To continue the analysis of Plato and his criminal politics of Infanticide, eugenics, totalitarian coercion, propaganda, destruction of the family,
jamesmiguez
Dec 14, 2014
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Re: The student's dilemma

Lukas,  I apologize for my lack of clarity in this point, which I made rapidly as an asie to my main point, which was the fact that Aquinas is as much a
James Given
Dec 14, 2014
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Re: The student's dilemma

... I beg to disagree. Aquinas clearly meant his demonstrations of God just as that: as Aristotelian demonstrations of the "quia" type, from epmirically
Lukáš Novák
Dec 13, 2014
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Re: The student's dilemma

I am not sure what you referring to, since I write (and have written) that St. Thomas' metaphysics is a synthesis of Plato and Aristotle in the main (following
jamesmiguez
Dec 13, 2014
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Re: The student's dilemma

Is Aquinas as much of a Platonist as he is an Aristotlelean? Of course, such a format for a question requires sobriety. One recognizes that Aquinas obtained
jagiven1370
Dec 13, 2014
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