A.) Intervene in the world
B.) Divine Intervention
Since Aquinas thinks that creation means not changing in any way, then
intervention is not something that is happening. Any real process in a spatial temporal
world means Gods doing in a real way.
Philosophy of Aquinas
Final Paper Question 1
The meaning of substance, accident, form, actual, potential, and esse for Aquinas
can be easily mapped out and explained for most people to understand. Furthermore, his
Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
We do not have the prerequisites of God to say that he does not exist.
From the desire for happiness and health, that stems their belief in God because that is
where all happiness eventually corresponds.
Apriori approaches to
Philosophy Problem of Evil
Regretting Evils Summary
The reading begins by explaining the existential form of the Problem of Evil. This
deals with the basic protesting towards the evils that exist in the world. The author then
Professor Francis Davies
Summary CH. 8 10
Chapter eight begins by discussing that Aquinas believes it is possible to speak truly and
positively of God. Though this is true, Aquinas also believes that the language we use to talk
Commentary on J.L. Mackies Evil and Omnipotence
Mackie expresses the idea that God could make it possible for humans to always
act right and freely. He believes that if God exists and is the omnipotent, omniscient and
all good bein
Aquinas on the problem of evil: does not think of God as morally good to begin with.
So to Aquinas, there is no problem of evil.
-Evil is a privation of a due good. When you have evil, what you have is a lack of being.
This lack of being of a due good is
Commentary on Alvin Plantingas arguments concerning God and Evil
Plantinga believes in the logical problems of evil. He believes that there is
no contradiction in saying that God is omnipotent, wholly good, and evil exists. What
Philosophy Problem of Evil
Free Will Defense Summary
This section deals with the free will defense which many believe excuse God from the
evils in the world. According to the free will defense, freedom is desirable, God takes a risk by
Reread DeCartes Meditations
God brings this to existence and maintains the existence of things. Aquinas says that if
this is true, there can be no actions of creatures independent of Gods causality. Actions
must relate back to God. Ther
Plantinga: the logical problem of evil. There is no logical contradiction in saying that God
is omnipotent, wholly good, and evil exists. What Plantinga calls a defense and a
theodicy are very different. Plantinga is not concerned wi
The proposition that God exists is self evident to us: Aquinas says its critique rests in that
we do not have an understanding of Gods essence so therefore this proposition does not
get off the ground. He believes one can do science within the spacial-tem