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DoisPontos  2010 

Tomás de Aquino e o Problema das Ideias Divinas de Coisas Singulares

Keywords: Aquinas , Ideas , Particulars , Singular , Species , Divine knowledge , Aristotelianism , Platonism

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Abstract:

In the present paper we anayse several texts by Aquinas concerning both his theory of divine knowledge and the doctrine of ideas on ordeer to show how recent interpretations given by contemporary scholars are not backed up by a rigorous examination of the relevant texts. According to a first, less radical reading there are distinct practical ideas for each particular thing, whereas a more radical interpretation holds that ideas, in the strict sense of the term, are primarily ideas of individuals. Our goal is th show that, although Aquinas claims that God knows everything, including particulars, the doctrine of ideas as he conceives of it is too narrow to allow his Aristotelian convictions regarding the knowability of particulars to fully express themselves.

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