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Nature and Knowledge

  • Tom Rockmore
  • William J. Gavin
  • James G. Colbert
  • Thomas J. Blakeley
Part of the Sovietica book series (SOVA, volume 45)

Abstract

The neo-Thomistic theory of man, value and society teaches that we know man’s social nature, made by God, to be patterned according to natural law to seek the common good. This theory has important epistemological and metaphysical presuppositions and implications, which were refined with the development of Scholastic precision and distinctions. The account is not philosophically innocent and one must try to see in more detail what is known, where we get knowledge, what shape it takes, what it is good for, and what we do to acquire knowledge.

Keywords

Physical World Empirical Science True Concept Causal Knowledge Wise Person 
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Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Rockmore
    • 1
  • William J. Gavin
    • 2
  • James G. Colbert
    • 3
  • Thomas J. Blakeley
    • 4
  1. 1.Yale UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern MaineUSA
  3. 3.Boston State CollegeUSA
  4. 4.Boston CollegeUSA

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