Thomas Aquinas | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Étienne Gilson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 40 pages of analysis & critique of Thomas Aquinas.
This section contains 11,924 words
(approx. 40 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Étienne Gilson

Critical Essay by Étienne Gilson

SOURCE: "The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas" in The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by Edward Bullough, B. Herder Book Co., 1937, pp. 1-36.

In the following excerpt, Gilson traces the history of philosophy to the time of Aquinas; discusses the difficulties Aquinas faced in adapting the obscured essence of Aristotelianism to theology; and explains Aquinas's function as Doctor of the Church.

Gi; the Man and His Environment =~ Sthe Man and His Environment

All great philosophies present themselves at first sight and externally as closed systems uncompromisingly opposed to all concessions. The history of philosophy, however, very soon discovers in pursuing its analysis beneath that rigorously systematic appearance, a hidden spirit of conciliation. Indeed, the very concessions which a philosophy is no longer able to make once it exists, were bound to be made before it...

(read more)

This section contains 11,924 words
(approx. 40 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Étienne Gilson