St. Thomas Aquinas & Dante

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November 27, 2010

 

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St. Thomas Aquinas used the forms that Aristotle and Plato used to prove the same philosophical question, does god really exist? St. Thomas Aquinas, first started by stating, is the existence of God self-evident. Here he states that God because he is self-evident, he ahs his own existence. But since we don't know the true essence of God, this proposition is not self-evident to us...
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But since we don't know the true essence of God, this proposition is not self-evident to us. For us to see that God is self- evident we need to be demonstrated through things that we know more about. Aquinas, also say that, we know God exists but because is implemented to us by nature. Anything that is naturally desired by man: Page 235 ? Things which can be proved by demonstration are reckoned among the articles of faith, not because they are believed simply by all, but because they are necessary presupposition to matters of faith, so that those who do not know them by demonstration must know them firs of all by faith...
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