3.Elaborate on the key differencebetween Greek and Judeo-Christian accounts of human flourishing.Aquinas1.Explain the four modes of causalitydiscussed in class.2.Is God’s existence known innately? Is it self-evidentto us? (Note: Brian Davies’ text is especially helpful on this point) Why or why not (for both questions)?3.Discuss Aquinas’ method of “natural theology,” and how he uses this to prove God’s existence in the “Five Ways.” (Note: Brian Davies’ text is especially helpful on this point)4.Summarize the argument of one of the five ways to God’s existence.5.Name and explain the two kinds of evil Aquinas discusses. What is his basic conviction about the origin and existence of evil? 6.What is Aquinas’ view of the soul-body relationship? Explain, and be sure to incorporate his views on form and matter. Compare and contrast this with Plato’s dualist view and a materialistview.7.Explain Aquinas’ epistemological theory of “abstraction.” Be sure to discuss the role of the sensesin the process of understanding.8.Explain the role of the intellect and will in happiness, as well as how, for Aquinas, the latter does not merely consist in a “feeling.”9.Aquinas distinguishes between two kinds of happiness: perfect (beatitude) and imperfect (natural flourishing). Describe what each consists of in as much detail as possible.
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