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The way toward wisdom : an interdisciplinary and intercultural introduction to metaphysics

Author: Benedict M Ashley
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2006.
Series: Thomistic studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working from a realist Thomistic epistemology, Ashley asserts that we must begin our search for wisdom in the natural sciences; only then, he believes, can we ensure that our claims about immaterial and invisible things are rooted in reliable experience of the material. Any attempt to share wisdom, he insists, must derive from a context that is both interdisciplinary and intercultural. Ashley offers an ambitious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ashley, Benedict M.
Way toward wisdom.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006013083
(OCoLC)67728109
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict M Ashley
ISBN: 0268074690 9780268074692 9780268045654 0268045658
OCLC Number: 607739836
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 617 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The problem of the unification of knowledge --
The historical varieties of "metaphysics" in Western culture --
Natural science is epistemologically first --
The culminating foundational theorem of natural science --
The existence and essence of metascience --
Unity, plurality, and efficient causality --
Unity and plurality in other sciences --
Truth and formal causality --
Truth in the special sciences --
Goodness and final causality --
Finality in the special sciences --
The absolute and/or nature --
The one creating first cause --
The way toward wisdom.
Series Title: Thomistic studies.
Responsibility: Benedict M. Ashley.

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Working from a realist Thomistic epistemology, this book asserts that we must begin our search for wisdom in the natural sciences. Of interest to students in philosophy and theology, it offers an  Read more...

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