David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy Research Archives 13:289-313 (1987)
I argue that Nicholas of Cusa agrees with Thomas Aquinas on the metaphysics of analogy in God, but differs on epistemology, taking a Platonic position against Aquinas’ Aristotelianism. As a result Cusa has to rethink Thomas’ solution to the problem of discourse about God. In De docta ignorantia he uses the mathematics of the infinite as a clue to the relations between a thing and its Measure and this allows him, he thinks, to adapt Aquinas’ approach to the problem of his own epistemology. The resulting approach, I maintain, is coherent and reasonable if the metaphysical views behind it are
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nicholas (1987). Nicholas of Cusa on God as Not-Other: A Translation and an Appraisal of De Li Non Aliud. A.J. Banning Press.
Jasper Hopkins, Prolegomena to Nicholas of Cusa's Conception of the Relationship of Faith to Reason.
Jasper Hopkins (2002). Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464): First Modern Philosopher? Midwest Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):13–29.
Nicholas Rescher (2005). Scholastic Meditations. Catholic University of America Press.
Thomas M. Izbicki (2007). Becoming God: The Doctrine of Theosis in Nicholas of Cusa (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (4):660-661.
Robert S. Gall (2007). An Environment Friendly God: Response to Nancy Hudson's “Divine Immanence”. [REVIEW] Philosophia 35 (3-4):357-360.
Mark D. Gossiaux (2003). Thomas Aquinas and Giles of Rome on the Existence of God as Self-Evident. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 77 (1):57-79.
Daniel Schwartz Porzecanski (2003). Should We Will What God Wills? Philosophy and Theology 15 (2):403-419.
John F. Wippel (2003). Norman Kretzmann on Aquinas's Attribution of Will and of Freedom to Create to God. Religious Studies 39 (3):287-298.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads10 ( #148,407 of 1,102,836 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #296,987 of 1,102,836 )
How can I increase my downloads?