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The Life of Thomas Aquinas: The “Angelic Doctor”

The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, a beginners course by Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty I. THE LIFE OF THOMAS AQUINAS (122-1274): THE "ANGELIC DOCTOR" Thomas Aquinas, born of...

A Guide to Reading John Locke’s Concerning Civil Government: Second Essay

By Mortimer J. Adler and Peter Wolff In the history of human liberty, Locke's essay Concerning Civil Government stands out not only as a great...

Thomas Aquinas: The World (Cosmology)

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS General Discussion from Classic Philosophers by Jonathan Dolhenty Ph.D. In determining or defining the relationship of God with the world, Aquinas...

Xenophon—Œconomick: IV

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. But I do not pretend that it can be learnt by...

Xenophon—Œconomick: II

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. To have an Eye over those, whose Business lies within Doors; and...

Enemy of the State, Friend of Liberty

LAWRENCE REED, THE FREEMAN Question: If you could go back in time and spend one hour in conversation with 10 people—each one separately and privately—whom...

On the Birthright of Freedom, by Saint Augustine

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Saint Augustine Of the liberty proper to man's nature, and the servitude introduced by sin, -- a servitude in which...

The Philosophy of Plato: Psychology

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Philosophy of Plato: VI. Psychology The...

The Philosophy of Plato: Cosmology

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Philosophy of Plato: V. Ionians:...

The Philosophy of Plato: General Metaphysics

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Philosophy of Plato: IV. General...

The Philosophy of Plato: Theory of Knowledge

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. III. The Philosophy of Plato: Theory...

Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of Plato, Doctrine

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. II. The Philosophy of Plato: Doctrine,...

Ancient Philosophers: Plato, Life and Works

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I. The Philosophy of Plato: Life...

Ancient Philosophers: The Doctrine of Socrates: Minor Schools

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. VI. The Doctrine of Socrates: Minor...

Ancient Philosophers: The Doctrine of Socrates, Ethics

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. V. The Doctrine of Socrates: Ethics In...

Ancient Philosophers: The Doctrine of Socrates, Concepts

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. IV. The Doctrine of Socrates, Concepts The...

Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of Socrates, His Life

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I. The Philosophy of Socrates: Live...

Ancient Philosophers: Socrates, General Notions

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I. The Philosophy of Socrates: General...

Ancient Philosophers: Socrates, Introduction

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Philosophy of Socrates: I. Introduction The...

Ancient Philosophers: The Sophists: Ethics and Right

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Sophists: Ethics and Right IV. Ethics...

Ancient Philosophers: The Sophists: Theory of Knowledge

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. VI The Sophists: Theory of Knowledge The...

Ancient Philosophers: The Sophists: General Notions

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy   Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty V. The Philosophy of the...

The Nature of the Human Mind

By René Descartes I suppose...that all the things which I see are fictitious; I believe that none of those objects which my fallacious memory represents...

The Philosophy of René Descartes

René Descartes (1596-1650) By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I. General Observations René Descartes is justly considered the father of modern philosophy and the founder of the rational method...

The Human Soul (Rational Psychology)

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS General Philosophy of Classic Philosophers by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Besides God, the spiritual substances are the angels and human souls. Angels...

General Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas accepts the general principles of the metaphysics of Aristotle, for whom there are two principles of being, potency and act. Act signifies being, reality,...

Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God (Theodicy)

The Five Ways The search for God and His relationship with the world was as fundamental in the Middle Ages as it was at any...

General Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas accepts the general principles of the metaphysics of Aristotle, for whom there are two principles of being, potency and act. Act signifies being, reality,...

General Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas accepts the general principles of the metaphysics of Aristotle, for whom there are two principles of being, potency and act. Act signifies being, reality,...

Theory of Knowledge (Epistemology) of Thomas Aquinas

To explain the process of knowledge, Thomas Aquinas has recourse neither to the innate ideas of Platonism nor to the illumination of Augustine. Instead,...