By Gerard Verschuuren,Joseph Koterski

ISBN-10: 1621382281

ISBN-13: 9781621382287

ISBN-10: 162138229X

ISBN-13: 9781621382294

we are living in a paradoxical time. technology allows us to understand an increasing number of, however it seems approximately much less and no more: we achieve into outer area yet comprehend much less approximately our internal area; we create problematic machineries to direct our lives yet can't keep watch over ourselves; we see extra bushes yet not the woodland. Is there a treatment for those dichotomies? sure, philosophy, which may deliver coherence the place fragmentation looms, establishing vistas no telescope or microscope can ever reach—and specifically the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, simply because for greater than seven centuries it's been a beacon of surety in instances of uncertainty, confusion, and tribulation.

Thomas’s 13th-century international was once in lots of methods as turbulent as ours, faced with an inflow of latest principles, rife with doubtful philosophies now not so assorted from the skepticism, secularism, and relativism that saturates ours. He understood either the fascination of his contemporaries with new discoveries and the confusions they generally introduced. No ask yourself then that his philosophy has been lauded via smooth thinkers reminiscent of Albert Einstein, David Bohm, Werner Heisenberg, John Searle, and Alasdair MacIntyre—to identify yet a few.

The venture of Aquinas and smooth technological know-how: a brand new Synthesis of religion and cause is exactly to ask you on a travel throughout the richness of Thomas’s philosophy in its stumble upon with the sciences as we all know them this present day. allow his time-tested rules proceed to function an anchor of intelligibility in a sea of complicated claims.

“Gerard Verschuuren illustrates the perennial worth of Aquinas within the quest for an figuring out of the character of clinical clarification. He bargains a transparent exposition of the 1st ideas of inspiration and being, as pointed out and defended within the paintings of Aquinas.”—JUDE P. DOUGHERTY, Dean Emeritus of the dep. of Philosophy, Catholic college of America

“Verschuuren has written an informative, thought-provoking, witty, and irresistibly readable short for the continued relevance of Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophy to trendy technological know-how. he's at domestic in either worlds, and will clarify them in actual fact to those that are not.”—STEPHEN M. BARR, Professor within the division of Physics and Astronomy, Director of the Bartol study Institute, Researcher in theoretical particle physics, collage of Delaware

“I am inspired by means of the author’s wisdom of technology and insights into its ideal compatibility with Thomas’s common-sense ideas, in addition to his skill to translate the technical abstractions of either philosophy and technological know-how into the language and idea techniques of clever laymen.”—PETER KREEFT, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College

“Gerard Verschuuren right here offers a considerate account of ways the philosophical imaginative and prescient of Aquinas may also help us greater see the team spirit of truth, whereas additionally appreciating the big variety of medical disciplines that research fact in its diversity.”—JOSEPH W. KOTERSKI, S.J., affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University

“This e-book is a accomplished introduction—for scholars and laypersons alike—to the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, in addition to a treasure trove of insightful integrations with modern medical pondering. much more importantly, the writer presents a transparent instance of what any present Thomist could be attempting to do—talk to one’s contemporaries.”—JOHN F.X. KNASAS, Professor of Philosophy, heart for Thomistic reviews, college of St. Thomas

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