quinta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2012

WHY PHILOSOPHY MATTERS

"During St. Thomas' second sojourn at Paris (1268-1272), masters and scholars were discussing Averroes' views on the intellect. Even less erudite men were aware of the doctrine that there is only one intellect for the whole human race. William of Tocco, an early biographer of Thomas Aquinas, tells of a certain soldier at Paris who was unwilling to atone for his sins because, as he put it: "If the soul of the blessed Peter is saved, I shall also be saved; for if we know by one intellect, we shall share the same destiny."

Beatrice Zedler, On The Unity of The Intellect Against The Averroists: Introduction (1968)

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