The Life Of Thomas Aquinas; A Dissertation Of The Scholastic Philosophy Of The Middle Ages by Renn Dickson Hampden

The Life Of Thomas Aquinas; A Dissertation Of The Scholastic Philosophy Of The Middle Ages

byRenn Dickson Hampden

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Excerpt: ... of an instrument, conceived to be so efficacious and infallible. 55. The Reason the only Principle addressed. The marks, indeed of the origin of the Scholastic Philosophy, accompany it throughout in its developement. As it arose in the struggles of Reason against an imperious authority, so Reason is throughout the principle with which it is concerned, and which alone it endeavours to satisfy. It had not for its object, to win men to the Truth : it sought only to justify and secure an obedience to which the unwilling intellect was constrained. 56. Influence of the Schoolmen on the Reformation of Religion and Philosophy. Its whole tendency, accordingly, was to magnify Reason against the principle of mere authority. And on this account (though the assertion may seem strange) the Schoolmen must undoubtedly be reckoned among the precursors of the reformation both of Religion and Philosophy. By the temerity of their speculations, they inured the minds of men to think boldly: and they raised doubts and difficulties which sustained the inquisitive spirit, until at least a better day should dawn upon its efforts. Unconscious they were themselves of the benefit, which was slowly and painfully resulting from their own abortive endeavours. But what they were in themselves was merely accidental, and passed away with them. The spirit which they had nurtured, survived beyond them, to fight against the system within which it had grown up ; as the system itself had fought against the arbitrary authority of the Church, within whose bosom it had been cherished. Thus we find some of the early Schoolmen strenuous opponents of the usurpations of Rome : as Robert Grossetete, Bishop of Lincoln, in the XIIIth Century, and Ockam in the XIVth. A reaction, indeed, took place, by which the conclusions of the Sc...

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Title:The Life Of Thomas Aquinas; A Dissertation Of The Scholastic Philosophy Of The Middle AgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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