Gaven OP Kerr's Aquinas's Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia PDF

By Gaven OP Kerr

ISBN-10: 0190224800

ISBN-13: 9780190224806

Gaven Kerr offers the 1st book-length examine of St. Thomas Aquinas's a lot missed evidence for the lifestyles of God in De Ente et Essentia bankruptcy four. He bargains a latest presentation, interpretation, and security of this evidence, starting with an account of the metaphysical ideas utilized by Aquinas after which describing how they're hired in the facts to set up the lifestyles of God. alongside the best way, Kerr engages modern authors who've addressed Aquinas's or comparable reasoning.

The facts constructed within the De Ente is, on Kerr's interpreting, self sustaining of the various different proofs in Aquinas's corpus and proof against the normal classificatory schemes of proofs of God. via utilising a ancient and hermeneutical knowledge of the philosophical concerns awarded by means of Aquinas's notion and comparing such philosophical concerns with analytical precision, Kerr is ready to go through the evidence and overview what Aquinas is asserting, and no matter if what he's asserting is true.

By technique of an research of 1 of Aquinas's earliest proofs, Kerr highlights a foundational argument that's current during the even more regularly studied Thomistic writings, and brings it to endure in the context of analytical philosophy, displaying its relevance to the modern reader.

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