Thomas Aquinas’ Proofs By: Travis ramcharran
Early Life of Aquinas • Son of the German count and countess of Aquino is southern Italy. • Related to Frederick II • Was only 5 years old when his father entrusted him to the Benedicine monks at Monte Cassino • Spent 9 years there, then attended the Univ. of Naples and joined the Dominicans. • Family kidnaps him
From Jail to Yale • Found Dominican scholar, Albert the Great in 1245 • He became a baccalaureus Sententiarum • Lecturer in Sentences by Peter Lombard • Summa contra gentiles • His second best work ever • Summa Theolgiae • His best work ever • He liked Aristotle • Observing God
Cosmological Argument Prime Mover First Cause Contingency Degrees of Perfection Order in Nature First three are based on Aristotelian empiricism Fourth is based on the idealism of Plate and Augustine.