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PHIL 8830 Nature In Thomas Aquinas (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will consider the many different contexts in which Thomas Aquinas uses the notion of nature and natural motion to explain the character of human and divine attributes and actions. We will examine how the notion of Aristotelian nature and motion informs his account of not just vice and virtue but freedom and creation. We will also consider the account of natural law in light of his account of nature after the Fall and as in need of grace. We will consider how and whether his use of these notions changes from the Summa theologiae to the Disputed Questions on Truth, as well as on power and evil.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): John Sallis

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 20-Feb-17