Saturday, August 17, 2013

The metaphysical is historical

"as astonishing as it appears to our modern minds, Thomas sets up no opposition between metaphysics and history.  In him the two aspects are intimately bound up together:  he has an historical view of man because he has a properly metaphysical understanding of him."

     Jean-Pierre Torrell, "Saint Thomas et l'histoire:  état de la question et pistes de recherches," Nouvelles recherches thomasiennes, Bibliotheque thomiste 61, ed. L.-J. Bataillon, O.P, and A. Oliva, O.P. (Paris:  Librairie philosophique J. Vrin, 2008), 144 (131-175) =Revue thomiste 105 (2005):  355-409.

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