Sunday, January 28, 2024

A philosopher like no other …

 … Seeing Both Sides: St. Thomas Aquinas. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

There are no cheap shots or straw men in the Summa Theologica. Aquinas has no need of them; they would only corrupt what he is trying to do. When he debates the existence of God, he doesn’t cast aspersions on wicked atheists; he simply tries to make the strongest case for atheism before he gives his reasons for rejecting them and for affirming God’s existence. Thinking is complicated enough, without being further complicated by personalities – even one’s own personality

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