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Patrick J. Connolly
Lehigh University
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In this paper I offer a new approach to Henry of Ghent's argument for divine illumination. Normally, Henry is criticized for adhering to a theory of divine illumination and failing to accept rediscovered Aristotelian approaches to cognition and epistemology. I argue that these critiques are mistaken. On my view, Henry was a proponent of Aristotelianism. But Henry discovered a tension between Aristotle's views on teleology and the nature of knowledge, on the one hand, and various components of the Christian worldview, on the other. I argue that Henry's adherence to a theory of divine illumination was an attempt to preserve various components of the Aristotelian system, not an attempt to reject Aristotelianism.
Keywords Henry of Ghent  Divine Illumination  Intentional Distinction  Divine Ideas  Augustinianism  Condemnation of 1277
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Reprint years 2015
ISBN(s) 1051-3558
DOI 10.5840/acpq2014111138
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