Saint Thomas and Platonism: A Study of the Plato and by Reverend R. J. Henle S.J. (auth.)

By Reverend R. J. Henle S.J. (auth.)

The current paintings is considerably a dissertation provided to the college of the Graduate institution of the collage of Toronto. whereas conscious of the varied imperfections of the paintings i've got made up our minds, at the urging of many colleagues, to submit it at the moment as a result of the present relevance of the subject-matter and particularly of the gathering of texts. i'm satisfied to recognize my indebtedness to the college of the Pontifical Mediaeval Institute of Toronto and particularly to the Reverend Ignatius Eschmann, O.P., who first urged the assumption of this research and whose encouragement and suggestions introduced it to final touch. My thank you are due additionally to the Reverend George Klubertanz, S.J., and Mr. Paul Mathews, either one of the dep. of Philosophy of Saint Louis collage, and" for important secretarial assistance, to Mrs. Savina Tonella and omit Agnes Kutz. R. J. HENLE, S.j. Saint Louis December, 1954 desk OF CONTENTS common creation. . .

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St. Thomas seems to be using an abbreviation of Chalcidius' translation (15 [D II, 169]): ' ... quia voluntas mea major est nexus et vegetatior ad aeternitatis custodiam quam ilIa nexus vestri coagmenta ... ' [2] De Sp. , 1, ad 18 Ad 18, dicendum quod Plato appellat deos secundos, non angelos sed corpora caelestia. Source: St. Augustine, De Civ. Dei, XII, 16 [C, D]; Plato, Timaeus, interp. , 15 [D II, 169]; Nemesius, De Nat. , 44 [PG 40, 793; 796]. [3] De Sp. , 2, c. Hac igitur opinione reiecta tanquam impossibili, considerandum est quod Plato efficacius posuit hunc hominem intelligere, nee tamen substantiam spiritualem uniri corpori ut formam.

10, 6, c. ' Et sic ponebant praedictas formas esse principium generationis et scientiae,5 ut Philosophus narrat in I Metaph. ' Source: l. , I, 6 [978b 1-18]. 2. For St. Thomas, an obvious inference from the immateriality of the Ideas. Cf. S. , I, 79, 3, c. 3. , I, 6 [987b 1-18]; VII, 13-15 [1038b I 1041a 5]. 4. See Source 2 under S. T. [56]. 5. , I, 9 [991a 8-11]; knowledge: ibid. [987b 1-8; 991a 12]; St. Augustine, Oct. Tn. , 46. 6. , VII, 10 [1034b 20 - 1035b 3]; VIII, 1-2 [1043a 29 - b 14].

59 [Z 146H]. , 5, I, argo 5 et ad 5 Sed contra, omnis res generata habet esse per suam formam. Si ergo causae inferiores generantes non sunt causae essendi, non erunt causae formarum; et ita formae quae sunt in materia, non sunt a formis quae sunt in materia secundumsententiam Philosophi, qui dicit, quod forma quae est in his carnibus et ossibus, est a forma quae est in his carqibus et ossibus: sed sequitur quod formae in materia sint a formis sine materia, secundum sententiam Platonis, vel a datore formarum, secundum sententiam Avicennae.

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