I think, therefore I am. Rationalist philosopher and mathematician René Decartes, considered the father of modern philosophy, held this as self-evidently true. In this program, Bernard Williams of Kings College examines Decartes’ theory of knowledge and his use of skeptical inquiry to affirm reality, including the existence of God. Descartes’ theory of physical and mental […]

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In this lecture from my Fall 2011 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we discuss Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae, Prima Pars, question 2: on the existence of God

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Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Bishop Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit http://www.wordonfire.org/

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Thomas is believed to have been born in the castle of Roccasecca in the old county of the Kingdom of Sicily, which is now known as the Lazio region of Italy, in 1225. His parents were well-off, but as the youngest son Thomas was expected to enter the monastery. At 5-years-old, Thomas began his education […]

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On the great Doctor of the Church, St Thomas Aquinas. Feast Day in the new calendar is 28-Jan & the Old Calendar is 7-March. Ite ad Thomam! Go to Thomas! To comment pease go to http://www.sentrad.org & remember to say 3 Hail Marys for the priest.

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Thomas Aquinas OP (/əˈkwaɪnəs/; Italian: Tommaso d’Aquino, lit. ‘Thomas of Aquino’; 1225 – 7 March 1274), was an Italian[3][4] Dominican friar, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. He was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor […]

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Prayer by St Thomas Aquinas before the Holy Eucharist. “Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium”.

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From 1999 http://www.peterkreeft.com/home.htm Introduction (0:00) 1. Final Causes (8:57) 2. Efficient Causes (30:47) 3. Material Causes (35:26) 4. Formal Causes (39:37) Questions (54:14) The above lecture is philosophically technical at points, but is nonetheless intriguing and enjoyable for all audiences. For an enlightened exploration, see Kreeft’s book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0898705509/theofficiapet-20

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