Means Without End: A Critical Survey of the Ideological

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He works mostly in the philosophy of language, but his research interests extend to issues in the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, formal epistemology, and linguistics. In this brief article we will suggest how postmodernism arose and describe a Christian response. Aquinas, father of Thomism, was immensely influential in Catholic Europe, placed a great emphasis on reason and argumentation, and was one of the first to use the new translation of Aristotle's metaphysical and epistemological writing.

Pages: 232

Publisher: UPA (June 19, 2006)

ISBN: 0761834850

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