PHIL 8832 Philosophy and Theology in Aquinas (Spring: 3 )
A study of how Aquinas comes to understand theology as a scientific discipline that has to use philosophy to make the truth of Revelation manifest. Special attention will be given to methodological discussions at the beginning of the Summa Theologiae as well as the order of both theological and philosophical investigation as he understood them. An attempt will also be made to show how his commentaries on Boethius and Aristotle, in which he proceeds most properly as a philosopher, are also an essential part of the way he has to proceed as a theologian.
Instructor(s): Oliva Blanchette
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13