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By Frederick D. Wilhelmsen

Frederick D. Wilhelmsen’s Being and Knowing, rooted within the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, rests on uncomplicated assertions: first, metaphysics is the technological know-how of being in its first and supreme act, lifestyles (the act through which all issues occur themselves); moment, that life is understood now not via staring at gadgets, yet in asserting via judgments that those items are topics of existence.

The chapters of this booklet discover those Thomistic doctrines. a few clarify St. Thomas Aquinas’s philosophy of being. Others probe his epistemology. The complexity and density of Aquinas’s idea of judgment (that fact is learned within the judgment of man), emphasised all through many of the e-book, aspect not just to a deeper knowing of the character of metaphysics, yet they open doorways to the explanation of philosophical concerns germane to modern thought.

This paintings addresses a few metaphysical philosophical paradoxes. Wilhelmsen’s exploration of them demonstrates why he was once the preeminent American student of the Thomistic culture. This quantity is a part of Transaction’s sequence, the Library of Conservative Thought.

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