Saint Thomas and Platonism: A Study of the Plato and by Reverend R. J. Henle S.J. (auth.)

By Reverend R. J. Henle S.J. (auth.)

The current paintings is considerably a dissertation offered to the school of the Graduate college of the college of Toronto. whereas conscious of the various imperfections of the paintings i've got determined, at the urging of many colleagues, to put up it at the moment as a result of present relevance of the subject-matter and particularly of the gathering of texts. i'm chuffed to recognize my indebtedness to the school of the Pontifical Mediaeval Institute of Toronto and particularly to the Reverend Ignatius Eschmann, O.P., who first recommended the assumption of this learn and whose encouragement and information introduced it to crowning glory. My thank you are due additionally to the Reverend George Klubertanz, S.J., and Mr. Paul Mathews, either one of the dept of Philosophy of Saint Louis collage, and" for helpful secretarial suggestions, to Mrs. Savina Tonella and pass over Agnes Kutz. R. J. HENLE, S.j. Saint Louis December, 1954 desk OF CONTENTS basic creation. . .

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12-13 [V 269-270]. 7. Proclus, Elementatio Theologica, interp. , Prop. 24 [V 275]. The 'formalius' idea is not contained in this source. 8. , Prop. 71 [V 292]. [5] De Sp. , contra quosdam Platonicos hoc ponentes. , III, 2 [998a 7]. [6] De Sp. · Source: St. Jerome, In Ev. ' [7] De Sp. , 5, c. Plato vero est alia via usus, ad ponendum substantias incorporeas. Aestimavit enim quod ante esse participans, necesse est ponere aliquid abstractum non participatum. U nde cum omnia corpora sensibilia part icipent ea quae de ipsis praedicantur, scil.

8, 9, c. Unde si angeIi intellectus a rebus materiaIibus formas aliquas acciperet, oporteret habere angelum potentias sensitivas, et ita habere corpus naturaliter sibi unitum. Unde eiusdem sententiae esse videtur angel os esse animalia, ut quidam Platonici posuerunt, et eos a rebus materialibus fonnas accipere; quod auctoritati sanctorum et rectae rationi repugnat. Source: St. Augustine, De Civ. Dei, VIII, 13 [A, Bl; 14 [A]; 16 [A]; IX, 2 [B]; 8 [A]; 12 [A]; X, I [C]. , 10, 6, c. ' Et sic ponebant praedictas formas esse principium generationis et scientiae,5 ut Philosophus narrat in I Metaph.

Source: 1. , I, 6 [987b 1-18]. 2. ' St. , 3 [C 356]): ' ... ' 3. , VII, 10 [1036a 26 - 1037b 7]. , 5, 9, c. Unde et alii, scilicet Platonici, reduxerunt in fonnas simplices et separatas, sicut in prima principia: ex quibus, ut dicebant, erat esse et generatio in istis inferioribus, et omnis proprietas naturalis. 1 Sed hoc non potest stare. A causa enim eodem modo se habente est effectus eodem modo se habens: formae autem illae ponebantur esse immobiles: unde oporteret ut semper generatio ab eis esset uniformiter in istis inferioribus; contrarium tamen videmus ad sensum.

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