The Notion Of Happiness In Aristotle And Thomas Aquinas (A Comparative Study)
1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION
It is indispensably in the nature of man to be happy. This necessarily follows from his nature as a ‘homo rationis’ (reasoning animal). By the virtue of his reason, man has the capacity to make a choice of an action. His choice of action is predominantly determined by some desired good, which serves as an end. As Continue reading The Notion Of Happiness In Aristotle And Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas’ Natural Law Theory: A Standard For Human Positive Law.
The question of Natural law can be traced back to the primitive societies. It was held that there was higher power that controlled human society and so some higher sort of rules, principles or laws which mankind could discover and use for a well-governed existence. Since the universe is governed by the higher power- Continue reading Thomas Aquinas’ Natural Law Theory: A Standard For Human Positive Law.
Conscience In Thomas Aquinas:A Philosophical Reflection
The modern world is characterized by violence, riots, wars, terrorism, and abortion, which constitute threats to the peaceful co-existence of men. Analysts have strived to bring out solution to the problem in their various capacities. Both the advocates of peace and terror, theists and atheists explicitly or implicitly Continue reading Conscience In Thomas Aquinas:A Philosophical Reflection
ESSENCE AND EXISTENCE:A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE VIEWS OF THOMAS AQUINAS AND JEAN-PAUL SARTRE IN DEFENCE OF THE HUMAN NATURE
What a thing is (form/essence) and that it exist (matter/existence) are the two aspects of all beings. This was expressed in the views of Plato who posits that the real world, the ‘World of Forms’ is the transcendental world while the material world is a mere copy or image of the real world. Plato places emphasis on the form, the essence of things. On the other hand, Aristotle posits that everything Continue reading ESSENCE AND EXISTENCE:A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE VIEWS OF THOMAS AQUINAS AND JEAN-PAUL SARTRE
THOMAS AQUINAS’NOTION OF REASON AND MORALITY AS A PANACEA TO RELIGIOUS CRISIS IN NIGERIA
This research is aimed at giving a critical analysis of reason and morality of the “Angelic Doctor”; it is also focused on re-awakening man towards moral and societal ideals in Thomas Aquinas’ Philosophy. This research will serve as an inspiration, a motivation as well as a guide to all that will aspire for a meaningful life and all is geared towards checking the problems of moral decadence in our society. Unlike irrational animals, the human person does not act out of necessity, Continue reading THOMAS AQUINAS’ NOTION OF REASON AND MORALITY AS A PANACEA TO RELIGIOUS CRISIS IN NIGERIA