Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ed., with an Introd. by Anton C. Pegis Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. ____________ ourselves and others is the healing force.

2. At its best, An Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas clarifies the mind, provides instruction and insight. It displays the vigorous efforts made by ___________ to come to terms with two of the top Grecian philosophers.

3. People should assume that there is more to the region than what?

4. In Chapter XVII: That All Things are Directed to One End, Which is God, Aquinas teaches by what?

5. What is the Summa Theologica part of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first question pertaining to the issue of law?

2. What are the four articles in response to Question LXII?

3. What does Aquinas believe about the human mind?

4. What is important about action?

5. What does Aquinas say about the difference between irascible and concupiscence?

6. What does the matter of whether the essence of the soul is its power involve?

7. How does Aquinas see individuating qualities?

8. What does Aquinas say about whether we can understand many things at the same time?

9. How do the two actions mentioned in number 51 contain choice?

10. What are the six articles on the various kinds of law?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The question is raised whether the intellectual principle is united to the body as it pertains to form.

Part 1) What are the objections given to this? How does Aquinas feel about this question? Why? How does it support and continue his beliefs previously discussed?

Part 2) How might Aquinas' writings about this topic be confusing? How might his writing differ if he lived today? Why?

Part 3) What are your beliefs about the union between the body and soul? How does it compare to Aquinas?

Essay Topic 2

The question is raised in this book whether God is omnipotent.

Part 1) What is meant by omnipotence? How is God omnipotent, according to Aquinas? Would other philosophers agree with him? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why is the answering of this question threatening? How threatening is it? Why?

Part 3) Do you believe God is omnipotent? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Question XVII in Chapter 4 concerns falsity.

Part 1) How does this relate to the questions about truth? How do these questions about both truth and falsity relate to intellect? Why?

Part 2) What is Aquinas' response to this question? How does this book reflect this response?

Part 3) Why does Aquinas feel the way he does about this question? What do you believe about this question?

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