Aquinas Against the Averroists: On There Being Only One Intellect
Aquinas Against the Averroists: On There Being Only One Intellect (Paperback)
In the mid-1260s in Paris, a dispute raged that concerned the relationship between faith and the Augustinian theological tradition on the one side and secular leaning as represented by the arrival in Latin of Aristotle and various Islamic and Jewish interpreters of Aristotle on the other. Masters of the arts faculty in Paris represented the latter tradition, indicated by the phrase "double truth theory." The introduction places the work historically and sketches the controversy to which it was a contribution. Part 2 includes the Latin Leonine text and McInerny's translation. Part 3 analyzes the basic arguments of Thomas's work and provides a series of interpretive essays meant to make Thomas accessible to today's readers.
About the Author(s):
Ralph M. McInerny (February 24, 1929–January 29, 2010) was an American Catholic religious scholar and fiction writer, including mysteries and science fiction. As a mystery writer he is best known as the creator of the Andrew Broome series and the popular Father Dowling mysteries, which were adapted for television. He served as a professor of Philosophy, director of the Jacques Maritain Center, and Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame until his retirement in June 2009.