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

By Gaven OP Kerr

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

The evidence built within the De Ente is, on Kerr's analyzing, self reliant of some of the different proofs in Aquinas's corpus and immune to the conventional classificatory schemes of proofs of God. by means of making use of a historic and hermeneutical information of the philosophical concerns provided by way of Aquinas's notion and comparing such philosophical concerns with analytical precision, Kerr is ready to go through the facts and assessment what Aquinas is asserting, and no matter if what he's announcing is true.

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

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