By Richard Bosley, Martin M. Tweedale
This e-book is an intensive assessment and research of Aristotelian inspiration as bought and tailored through such medieval commentators as Ammonius, Philoponus, Boethius, al-Farabi, Yahya ibn 'Adi, Avicenna, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Martin of Dacia, Simon of Faversham, John Duns Scotus, Peter of Spain, Robert Kilwardby, William of Ockham, and Giles of Rome. The discussions diversity from metaphysics to common sense, linguistics, and epistemology, encompassing such subject matters as being, god, causation, reality, potentiality, universals, individuation, signification, cognition, simple task, infallibility, mistakes, lack of know-how, analogy, grammar, interpretation, foundationalism, and the eucharist and transubstantiation.
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43 So God has made human beings in his own image, and they are made in his image in virtue of the fact that, like him, they are cognizers; they can understand and know themselves, the world, and the world's creator. And human beings can accomplish this feat because God has constructed them to be cognizers and attainers of truth. How God has done so is a story Aquinas tells more of elsewhere than in his commentary on Posterior Analytics; I will content myself with just a word or two about it here.
31 Proper first principles, then, which are necessary to any scientia, aren't basic at all, let alone properly basic. And what they are based on is induction. Â . Â . , I lectio 30: "demonstratio procedit ex universalibus; inductio autem procedit ex particularibus. Si ergo universalia, ex quibus procedit demonstratio, cognosci possent absque inductione, sequeretur quod homo posset accipere scientiam eorum, quorum non habet sensum. " Cf. , Thomas Aquinas , L I, l 1. 29 Thomas Aquinas , Super Post.
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