Essays Tagged: "Summa Theologica"

"Aquina's Treatment of God"

n of God's role in such atrocities. Saint Thomas Aquinas treats that issue in part of his book, the Summa Theologica. In this, he shows the relation of necessary and contingent being, and gives a phil ...

(6 pages) 120 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"St. Thomas Aquinas"

Reaction to the "Summa Theologica"In his third Article, St. Thomas Aquinas deals with the question as to whether it i ...

(2 pages) 96 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Explain 'Natural Moral Law'

ical and absolutist and so his resulting work is focused upon the ethicacy of actions. In his work 'Summa Theologica', Aquinas described natural law as a moral code, which exists within the purpose of ...

(3 pages) 141 0 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Disproval of proof of God from Aquinas' Meditations

Looking at Aquinas' Arguments for the Existence of God In Summa Theologica, Question 2, Article 3, Aquinas attempts to prove the existence of God. He begins w ... . The scientific proof of the beginning of the universe renders Aquinas' first three arguments from Summa Theologica unsound.

(7 pages) 50 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The man of "Hamlet"

ual exercising it.According to Aristotelian-Thomist doctrine, "man is principally the mind of man" (Summa Theologica I-II, 29, 5, resp.).' That is, in so far as man is a rational animal, reason operat ... for inaction: "About, my brains" (2.2.584).Thus, in so far as "man is principally the mind of man" (Summa Theologica I-II, 29, 5, resp.), his identity is problematized by the hazards pertaining respec ...

(5 pages) 18 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Is It Possible For God To Be All-good And All-powerful While There Is Evil In The World?

He presented natural evil as the form of an objection to his proofs for the existence of God in the Summa Theologiae."It seems that God does not exist; because if one of two contraries be infinite, th ... l Enoch Stumpf (1983) Philosophy History and Problems 3rd Edition p.180-181 and 249.Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae Ia, 2, 3 obj. 1 Bruce R. Reichenbach (1984) Evil and a good God Samuel Enoch Stumpf ...

(5 pages) 7 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Thomas Aquinas

"Quodlibeta" (Various Subjects or Free Discussions), "De unitate intellectus contra Averroistas", "Summa de Veritate Catholicae Fidei Contra Gentiles" (Treatise on the Truth of the Catholic Faith, ag ... icae Fidei Contra Gentiles" (Treatise on the Truth of the Catholic Faith, against Unbelivers), and "Summa Theologica".St. Thomas Aquinas was a powerful influence on the world. He was widely respected ...

(1 pages) 22 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The first cause

ontends that this series of cause and effect cannot go back into an infinite past. According to his Summa Theologica, Aquinas reasons that "…this cannot go back to infinity. If it did, there wo ...

(4 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Problematic Relation between Reason and Emotion in Hamlet

"All the passions of the soul should be regulated according to the rule of reason . . . " (Aquinas, Summa Theologica I-II, question 39, answer 2, ad 1). Hamlet concurs, when praising Horatio "[w]hose ... wer is reason, and the corresponding appetitive power is the will or intellectual appetite. Aquinas summarizes these distinctions compactly: "in the intellectual nature there is to be found a natural ...

(12 pages) 28 0 4.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Discuss the claim that design requires a designer.

13th Century Dominican priest, and theologian Thomas Aquinas. The argument comes from Aquinas' book Summa Theologica, essentially an instructional guide for Catholicism. One section of it is devoted t ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy