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

W. Norris Clarke

Abstract

This book contains fifteen chapters, five of which appear here for the first time, as the most significant of the more than seventy essays the book's author has written over the course of a long career. The author 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 inte ... More

Keywords: Thomistic personalism, Saint Thomas, conscious self-possession, incarnate mode, dispersal, coherent, existentialist, Etienne Gilson, Neo-Platonic, participation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229284
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229284.001.0001

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W. Norris Clarke, author

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