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Title: Summa Theologiae, Volume 12 (1a. 84-89) Human Intelligence
Author: Aquinas, Thomas
Additional Authors or Contributors: Paul T Durbin (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521029209
Volumes: 1; Pages: 223
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The Summa Theologi ranks among the greatest documents of the Christian Church. It provides the framework for Catholic studies in systematic theology and for a classical Christian philosophy. The purpose, then, of this edition is not narrowly ecclesiastical, but to share with all Christians this treasury of wisdom which is part of their common heritage. Moreover, it consults the interests of many who, without claiming to be believers, appreciate a religious integrity which embodies hardbitten rationalism and who recognise in St Thomas a master of that perennial philosophy which, though not confined to the West, is the foundation on which our civilisation is built. Because of this the editors worked under specific instructions to bear in mind not only the professional theologian, but also the general reader with an interest in the 'reason' in Christianity. The publication of the Latin text along with the English will be reassuring to readers with a smattering of Latin, and has the advantages of permitting the translator somewhat more freedom in adapting the text in translation to the understanding of contemporary minds. Each volume contains a glossary of technical terms and is designed to be complete in itself to serve for private study or as the text-book for a special course.
General preface; Editorial notes; Introduction; Question 84. How the soul, while joined to the body, knows material things; Question 85. The mode and order of understanding; Question 86. What our intellect knows with respect to material realities; Question 87. How the intellectual soul knows itself and the things in it; Question 88. How the human soul knows things above it; Question 89. The knowledge of the soul separated from the body; Appendices; Glossary; Index.