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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, 2009.
Series: Thomistic studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict M Ashley
ISBN: 9780268020286 0268020280 9780268020354 0268020353
OCLC Number: 699100324
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: XXI, 617 S. : Graph. Darst.
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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