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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 35 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 11 May 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008BU3IZ0
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It contains one of the most lucid explanations of the famous Quinque Viae that I have ever read; refuting, also, commonly raised objections. Furthermore, there is an extensive list of further reading material for anyone looking to explore the philosophy of Aquinas in greater detail.
A perfect start for the complete novice.
This is a powerfully satisfying book (as is Feser's The Last Superstition - A Refutation of the New Atheism - see my review of the latter). The present book on the thirteenth-century Roman Catholic philosopher/theologian St Thomas Aquinas (known generally in the literature just as Thomas, or just as Aquinas) reinforces and amplifies the foundation for the arguments in the anti-New-Atheism book. Aquinas, in turn, builds heavily on the philosophy of Aristotle, the fourth-century-BC Greek philosopher (who by the way was the tutor of Alexander the Great). Aristotle's Four Causes (material, formal, efficient and final - Feser, pp. 16-23, but passim) are fundamental to Aquinas's own thinking.
The aim of Feser's Aquinas is the rehabilitation of the value of the Aristotelian/Thomistic philosophy. This rehabilitation is now a real growth industry, from what I can see of the books referred to in, for example, the bibliographies in Feser's own book (excellently up-to-date, mostly post-1990, even mostly post-2000, but including also older traditional classics like Garrigou-Lagrange).
From what I have been reading generally in the religion/science debate, books like those of Feser, Peter S Williams (A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism), John Lennox (God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?Read more ›