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Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God
The Collected Papers of Joseph Owens
Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God
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Joseph Owens - Author
John R. Catan - Editor
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Hardcover - 304 pages
Release Date: June 1980
ISBN10: 0-87395-401-7
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-401-3

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Paperback - 304 pages
Release Date: June 1980
ISBN10: 0-87395-446-7
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-446-4

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Summary

This book puts before the reader a succinct and philosophically valid interpretation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ arguments for the existence of God by a modern, historically grounded interpreter of his thought. Father Joseph Owens is well known for the exacting care with which he prepares his articles and the solid scholarly apparatus with which he supports them. His knowledge of Greek, Latin, Aristotelian, as well as the Thomistic corpus is profound, and he is conversant with the various interpretative traditions within Aristotelianism and Thomism in ancient, medieval, and modern times in their appropriate languages.

Joseph Owens is Professor of Classics and Theology at the University of Toronto. John R. Catan is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York, College at Brockport.


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Table of Contents

Foreword
Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments

Aquinas as Aristotelian Commentator

Aquinas on Knowing Existence

Judgment and Truth

The Accidental and Essential Character of Being in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas

Diversity and Community of Being in St. Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas and the Five Ways

The Conclusion of the Prima Via

The Starting Point of the Prima Via

Actuality in the Prima Via of St. Thomas

Immobility and Existence for Aquinas

Aquinas on Infinite Regress

Selected Bibliography of Joseph Owens
Notes
Index



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