Adventures in Philosophy

Introduction: What is Philosophy and Why is it Important?

1. The Name Philosophy The word philosophy is a combination of two Greek nouns, philia which means "love" or "friendship," and sophia which means "wisdom."...

General Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS MADE SIMPLE, BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part V, General Metaphysics Aquinas accepts the general principles of the metaphysics of Aristotle,...

Theory of Knowledge (Epistemology) of Thomas Aquinas

The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas Made Simple, by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part IV, Epistemology of Thomas Aquinas To explain the process of knowledge, Thomas Aquinas...

An Introduction to the Doctrines of Thomas Aquinas

The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas: A Beginners Course, by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part III, An Introduction to His Doctrines Thomas Aquinas was the first to...

The Works of Thomas Aquinas

The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, a beginners course by Jonathan Dolhenty II. The Works of Thomas Aquinas The works of Thomas Aquinas may be conveniently divided...

Ethics and Politics – Thomas Aquinas

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS General Philosophy of Classic Philosophers by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. In opposition to the voluntarism of St. Augustine, Aquinas upholds the primacy...

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 Roots of Philosophy

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. This essay discusses the "roots" of philosophy found in man's rational nature and in some primeval manifestation to man of the...

The Roots of Philosophy

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. This essay discusses the "roots" of philosophy found in man's rational nature and in some primeval manifestation to man of the...

The Emergence of Philosophy

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Sometimes the impression is given by historians of philosophy that philosophical thinking began with the ancient Greeks. Many, if not most,...

Philosophy in Perspective

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. If philosophy is the search for a general ethical regulative, then it is only logical to assume that we will find...

Introduction: Philosophy and the History of Philosophy

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Philosophy is an edifice -- the highest and most stable edifice -- of human reason, which moves from the firm foundation...

Philosophy and Common Sense

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. As with the term "philosophy" itself, we can assign both a broad general meaning and a strict technical meaning to the...