Journal title RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA
Author/s Pietro B. Rossi
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1 Language Italian
Pages 17 P. 95-111 File size 502 KB
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Since the second half of the last century in particular, the natural philosophy of Thomas Aquinas and his conception of natural science have been the object of research within the context of a growing interest on the part of scholars in the history of medieval scientific thought. The purpose of this essay is to outline the fundamental nuclei of Aquinas’ position on the possibility of our having a scientific knowledge of the world and of natural events in the light of the latest studies. It attempts to highlight what the author thinks Aquinas’ point of view would have been. First the meaning of the words ‘nature’, ‘natural philosophy’ and ‘physics’ are analyzed and then his theological works and Aristotelian commentaries are looked at in chronological order.
Keywords: Thomas Aquinas, natural philosophy, contingency, necessity, epistemology
Pietro B. Rossi, Necessità e contingenza nella filosofia naturale di Tommaso d’Aquino in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 1/2013, pp 95-111, DOI: 10.3280/SF2013-001006