Category Archives: Aquinas

Aquinas, Free Choice, & Divine Sovereignty, Part 7

This is part seven in an intermittent series on Thomas Aquinas’ view of free choice and divine sovereignty. (To see the first six parts, do a search for “Aquinas, Free Choice” in the search bar.) In Aquinas’ Summa Theologia, 1.82.1, … Continue reading

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Human Agency is Consistent with First Mover Arguments

In considering arguments for the existence of God, we sometimes encounter the argument of the first mover, now often referred to as the first cause. This first cause argument comes into play when we try to speak of human agency, … Continue reading

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Was Aquinas An Apologist?

If people know anything about Thomas Aquinas, they know his “five ways” that give reasons for the existence of God. This section of Thomas’ writings is found in many introductory philosophy texts, and if a person has read anything of … Continue reading

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Can an Atheist Have an Infinite String of Dodges?

The following is the first of Thomas Aquinas’ five ways of establishing the existence of God. For our immediate purpose, we are merely trying to establish a beginning of causes. That the first cause is known as God, or how … Continue reading

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Cosmological Argument, Sufficient Reason, & Causality

Thomas Aquinas, in his massive work Summa Theologica, included five logical explanations for the existence of God. If people know anything about Aquinas, they know the five ways. Unfortunately, Aquinas is often misunderstood. A key, but often misunderstood concept is … Continue reading

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Do You Act With A Purpose, Or Not?

Modern atheist evolutionists tell us that nature is completely purposeless, yet works toward an end, namely survival. For the most part this end is assumed and never questioned. Few people seem to see a conflict in the idea that nature is mindless and … Continue reading

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The Ontological Argument From a Realist Perspective

The following video presents a good explanation of the ontological argument. It also allows us to examine the distinction between analytic philosophy, which the ontological argument is part of, and realist philosophy, which could be represented by the thought of … Continue reading

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