The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old / Edition 3

The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old / Edition 3

by W. Norris Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823229289

ISBN-13: 9780823229284

Pub. Date: 03/04/2009

Publisher: Fordham University Press

W. Norris Clarke has chosen the fifteen essays in this collection, five of which appear here for the first time, as the most significant of the more than seventy he has written over the course of a long career. Clarke is known for his development of a Thomistic personalism. To be a person, according to Saint Thomas, is to take conscious self-possession of one's own

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W. Norris Clarke has chosen the fifteen essays in this collection, five of which appear here for the first time, as the most significant of the more than seventy he has written over the course of a long career. Clarke is known for his development of a Thomistic personalism. To be a person, according to Saint Thomas, is to take conscious self-possession of one's own being, to be master of oneself. But our incarnate mode of being human involves living in a body whose life unfolds across time, and is inevitably dispersed across time. If we wish to know fully who we are, we need to assimilate and integrate this dispersal, so that our lives become a coherent story. In addition to the existentialist thought of Etienne Gilson and others, Clarke draws on the Neoplatonic dimension of participation. Existence as act and participation have been the central pillars of his metaphysical thought, especially in its unique manifestation in the human person.The essays collected here cover a wide range of philosophical, ethical, religious, and aesthetic topics. Through them sounds a very personal voice, one that has inspired generations of students and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823229284
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
03/04/2009
Edition description:
3
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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