By Frederick D. Wilhelmsen
Frederick D. Wilhelmsen’s Being and Knowing, rooted within the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, rests on simple assertions: first, metaphysics is the technology of being in its first and supreme act, lifestyles (the act in which all issues show up themselves); moment, that lifestyles is understood now not via watching gadgets, yet in declaring via judgments that those gadgets are topics of existence.
The chapters of this booklet discover those Thomistic doctrines. a few clarify St. Thomas Aquinas’s philosophy of being. Others probe his epistemology. The complexity and density of Aquinas’s concept of judgment (that fact is learned within the judgment of man), emphasised all through many of the ebook, aspect not just to a deeper figuring out of the character of metaphysics, yet they open doorways to the rationalization of philosophical concerns germane to modern thought.
This paintings addresses a couple of metaphysical philosophical paradoxes. Wilhelmsen’s exploration of them demonstrates why he was once the preeminent American pupil of the Thomistic culture. This quantity is a part of Transaction’s sequence, the Library of Conservative Thought.
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