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By John Peterson

This e-book introduces readers to Thomistic philosophy via chosen issues similar to being, God, teleology, fact, individuals and information, ethics, and universals. John Peterson discusses metaphysics and the essence-existence contrast and provides what he believes is Aquinas’ most powerful theistic evidence. He deals a brand new safeguard Aquinas’ proposal of typical ends according to the excellence among immanent and temporary swap. Unveiling the complexity of Aquinas’ account of fact, Peterson indicates the hierarchical degrees of fact within the considered St. Thomas. The booklet explains why Aquinas may reject Cartesian dualism in addition to either materialism and epiphenomenalism at the body-mind factor. protecting the root of Aquinas’ natural-law ethics, Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy unearths the position of universalizability and the relation of correct and reliable in his ethics.

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