By Thomas Aquinas, Janice L. Schultz, Edward A. Synan
In his sixth-century paintings generally called the De hebdomadibus, Boethius (ca. 480-524) poses the query of ways created issues or elements might be sturdy simply as they are--that is, strong simply by existing--without being similar to the resource of all goodness, God, who's understood to be Goodness Itself. In his statement written within the 13th century, St. Thomas Aquinas units out to give an explanation for the matter Boethius is treating in addition to to clarify Boethius's resolution. In doing so, although, the Angelic health practitioner indicates a extra constructed research of goodness, in response to his personal metaphysical viewpoint.
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113, and pp. 180–82. I N T RODUC T I O N lv are preferred to fewer,” Boethius notes that this is true of things in the same genus, but there are other considerations. l. things that are completely developed are naturally superior to things that are not completely developed, for those that are completely developed have attained their form, but those that are not completely developed have not.
Here a few passages regarding Boethius’s Platonic stance may prove enlightening. l. ” Boethius’s In Ciceronis Topica, tr. Eleonore Stump (Ithaca and London: 1988, hereafter ICT), p. 86; PL 64 1092). In his Consolation of Philosophy 3, pr. 12 Boethius declares that he strongly agrees with Plato; in 5, pr. 4 he speaks of the reason’s ability to grasp the simple form itself. l. ” De trin. 2, ll. 48–56 in The Theological Tractates. I N T RODUC T I O N xli shall contrast with Aquinas’s solution the overall solution Boethius gives to the dilemma that he poses.
2. 92. ICT, p. 33 (PL 64 1051); TD, p. 33 (PL 64 1176C), p. 46 (PL 64 1185A); see also Stump’s note 23, p. 113, and pp. 180–82. I N T RODUC T I O N lv are preferred to fewer,” Boethius notes that this is true of things in the same genus, but there are other considerations. l. things that are completely developed are naturally superior to things that are not completely developed, for those that are completely developed have attained their form, but those that are not completely developed have not.
An Exposition of the 'On the Hebdomads' of Boethius by Thomas Aquinas, Janice L. Schultz, Edward A. Synan