Unformatted text preview: • mystic ◦ emphasis on tasting the state; difference between knowledge and practice • Thomas Aquinas ◦ influenced by Al-Ghazali + non-Christian philosophers ◦ italian-dominican priest of roman catholic church ◦ Summa Theologiae-prove the existence of god ▪ motion-attributes first movement to god ▪ efficient cause-everything we see around us is an effect of intermediary causes • what was the first cause? God. ▪ Necessary being ▪ gradation ▪ design and order ◦ kings should be subject to Priests Conformism (ghazali) • once you fall out, there is no easy way back • his essay is for the very educated people...
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- Spring '11
- Metaphysics, Mysticism, Averroes