Aquinas: Questions on God
15852- Phil 7071- RO1 Fall 2011 7.00-9.00 p.m.
This course is a seminar devoted to what Thomas Aquinas says in Summa Theologiae Ia when it comes to what can be truly said of God by means of philosophical reasoning. The course does not assume knowledge of Latin, so the set text for it is Brian Davies and Brian Leftow (ed.), Aquinas: Summa Theologiae, Questions on God (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2006). This text provides a translation of Ia, 1-26. We shall work through as much of this text as we can in the time available. I shall, of course, lecture to some extent. But students shall be required to read papers summarizing and discussing Aquinas. And I take class discussion to be an absolute requirement for this course.