StThomasAquinas - St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica

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St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica http://www.newadvent.org/summa/1002.htm April 16 th , 2010 Disputed question format – encyclopedic (topically organized, systematic) Starts with objections things (percentage, modal term) Inductive – tracing best chains of causality – from effect to cause 1) Motion – flux; change – two kinds locomotion and alteration a. Some things are in motion b. Anything being changed in any way (whether locomotion or alteration) is only changed from potentiality to actuality by something already actually that way cause and effect EXAMPLE: Log is flammable (potential) but only fire (something actually inflamed) can actualize the logs potential c. Nothing can change/move itself (contradiction) Cannot have potentiality and actuality to be hot at the same time d. An ‘infinite regress’ is impossible, matter is finite To explain a finite sequence of events by infinity? Contradiction EXAMPLE:
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StThomasAquinas - St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica

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