Monthly Archives: April 2014

Duns Scotus and William of Ockham

Early Christian philosophers such as Duns Scotus and William of Ockham were very much opposed to Thomas Aquinas’s scholastic views. Aquinas would say that human beings have natures and there are things that make humans good and things that make … Continue reading

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Just War Theory

Thomas Aquinas along with many other philosophers delved into just war theory. These are some of Aquinas’s main points on the issue: A war must be waged by a governmental power that has the authority to wage wars. For instance, … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas was an Italian priest of the Dominican Order who lived from 1225 to 1274 AD. He was a very powerful theologian and philosopher in the tradition of Scholasticism. Thomas Aquinas believed that there are three kinds of knowledge. … Continue reading

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Scholastic Philosophy

Scholastic philosophy is concerned with looking at important philosophical texts and dissecting them according to man’s reason rather than using a source like the Bible. An example of a Scholastic philosopher is the Benedictine monk St Anselm. St Anselm was … Continue reading

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