A History of Philosophy by Wilhelm Windelband

By Wilhelm Windelband

Buy of this booklet contains unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. this can be an OCR version with typos. Excerpt from e-book: by contrast with this exterior approach to saying sentence, the clinical historical past of philosophy needs to position itself upon tlie viewpoint of immanent feedback, the foundations of that are : formal logical consistency and iiitnllfciual fruitfulni'.iK. each thinker grows right into a sure set of principles, and to those his considering is still certain, and is subjected in its improvement to mental necessity. severe research has to settle how fur it's been attainable for him to deliver tilt; varied components of his considering into contract with one another. The contradiction is nearly by no means really found in so direct a sort that a similar factor is expressly maintained and likewise denied, yet continuously in the sort of manner that a number of positions are recommend which, purely via advantage in their logical effects, result in direct contradiction and very irreconcilable effects. the invention of those discrepancies is formal feedback ; it usually coincides with pragmatic clarification, for this formal feedback has been played in heritage itself by way of the successors of the thinker in query, and has hence made up our minds for them their difficulties. but this standpoint by myself isn't enough. As only formal it applies with no exception to all attested perspectives of a thinker, however it provides no criterion for selection at the query, in what the philosophical importance of a doctrine relatively is composed. For it is usually the case that philosophy has performed its paintings simply in conceptions which needs to on no account be considered as in themselves ideal or loose from contradiction; whereas a large number of person convictions, which there's no get together to oppose, needs to stay neglected in a nook, as far as our ancient survey is worried. within the background of philosophy nice mistakes are weightier t...

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47 God's being and his works had been considered together in the Prima Pars; but, because man is dependent, his being and his works are divided from one another. The Tertia Pars is also heavily weighted toward the human. Christ concludes theology because as man he is man 's way of returning to the God of 44 M. Grabmann, LaSomme ThiologiiJue, p. n9; P. E. Persson, SacraDoctrina, p. -D. Chenu, 'S. Thomas innovateur dans la creativite d'un monde nouveau', Atti del Congresso Internaziona/e Tommaso d'Aquino, i (Naples, 1975), pp.

51 48 49 ° ST l, 20, 2 ad 3; ScG III (1), 81-3; ScG III (2), 112; ScG IV, 97; Comp. , i, 148. ST l, 2o, 4 ad 2. 5 Cf. -D. Saffrey, 'Theologie f~t anthropologie d'apres quelques prefaces de Proclus', Images ofMan in Ancient and Medieval Thought, Studia Gerardo Verbeke ab amicis et co/legis dicata, ed. F. , Symbolae 1 (Louvain, 1976), pp. 199-212. 51 Cf. J. Hankey, 'The De Trinitate of St. , 'The Place of the Proof for God's Existence in the Summa Theolo~riae of Thomas Aquinas', The Thomist, 46 (1982), 370-93; R.

A, J, 4o and IV, I; Comp. Theo. i, 1. u After three questions on general matters, the treatment of providence proceeds as follows: 'Deinde considerandum est quomodo una creatura moveat aliam. Erit autem haec consideratio tripartita: ut primo consideremus quomodo angeli moveant, qui sunt creaturae pure spirituales; secundo, quomodo corpora moveant; tertio, quomodo homines qui sunt ex spirituali et corporali natura compositi', ST I, Io6, pro/. 13 'Postquam praedictum est exemplari, scilicet de Deo, et de his quae processerunt ex divina potestate secundum eius voluntatem; restat ut consideremus de eius imagine, id est de homine, secundum quod et ipse est suorum operum principium, quasi liberum arbitrium habens et suorum operum potestatem', ST 1-11, prol Cf.

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