Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue

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Craig Paterson, Matthew S. Pugh
Ashgate, 2006 - Philosophy - 332 pages
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Analytical Thomism is a recent label for a newer kind of approach to the philosophical and natural theology of St Thomas Aquinas. It illuminates the meaning of Aquinas‚e(tm)s work for contemporary problems by drawing on the resources of contemporary Anglo-Saxon analytical philosophy, the work of Frege, Wittgenstein, and Kripke proving particularly significant. This book expands the discourse in contemporary debate, exploring crucial philosophical, theological and ethical issues such as: metaphysics and epistemology, the nature of God, personhood, action and meta-ethics. All those interested in the thought of St Thomas Aquinas, and more generally contemporary Catholic scholarship, problems in philosophy of religion, and contemporary metaphysics, will find this collection an invaluable resource.

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Craig Paterson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM) and is now an independent scholar. Previously he was engaged in Information Science research at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA and was previously an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Providence College, USA. Matthew S. Pugh is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Providence College, Rhode Island, USA.

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